Monday, December 01, 2008

The insects are eating each other...

The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery.
Even within the most beautiful landscape,

in the trees, under the leaves the insects
are eating each other; violence is a part of life.
Francis Bacon


Now we're getting someplace. That's what Vietnam was like. Likewise, high school.

I would draw your attention to Cheerleader with Banana (Fallen Angel):



Really, you can almost feel the insects. You can smell 'em. You can hear 'em chompin' around in the fetid, rotting, tree-trunk ridden swamp.

Likewise, my boy Lucian's socko 1995 masterpiece called Benefits Supervisor Sleeping...



Lord have mercy, that's a painting! Somebody get me Faulkner on the phone.

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