Tag Archive: depression

ACTIVE LAZINESS

A modern psychomachia or a post-moderm repressive-desublimation The image above (post-career painting #21) looks like a Goya “black painting.” He painted 14 or 15 saturnine murals for himself alone when he was over… Continue reading

THOSE WERE THE DAYS

The art above is speculative fiction. It shows an exhibit at a future museum of technology – a series of dioramas – showing life in the “late” Holocene epoch. The first three are… Continue reading

HAUTE OR HATE?

Mr. and Mme are shown here shopping, thought it’s doubtful that either have been to a grocery [to shop] since the ’70s. And I bet it’s not because they live in food deserts.… Continue reading

YOU BET YOUR LIFE

Part one: I’ve read some reviews of a book called “Addiction by Design” (I’ve not bought it, it seems too academic and even the Kindle is $15) that tells a tale of concise… Continue reading

AHAB, ALIEN (RET.)

Perhaps Melville’s Ahab didn’t drown, maybe he let go, let go of his passion. Then he fell to earth, where he, alive but not well—aliens and alcohol do not mix—where he sells re-presentations… Continue reading

PAY TO PLAY, PLAY TO STAY

I may not vote this time around. And that would be the first time in decades I don’t. When I turned 18, the voting age was still 21. 18-year-olds didn’t get to vote… Continue reading

SELFOBJECT, ART OBJECT

“Can anything be so elegant as to have few wants, and to serve them one’s self?” –Ralph Waldo Emerson Usually when I get a drawing idea, I write it down, a graph or… Continue reading

Grief v. relief

Divorce could be called exchanging what began as better than good but became worse than bad for neither, a feeling of emptiness where grief over love lost is neutralized by relief felt regarding… Continue reading

Hic [now] Sunt Dracones

Illustrated maiden and dragon myths were popular in the 19th century as a way to allow gentlemen to look at pictures of naked and bound women, while maintain the illusion that this was… Continue reading

Momoseion

“Muses bright and muses pale; Sombre Saturn, Momus hale; …” –John Keats, from “A Song of Opposites” Mouseion means temple of the muses, museum come from it. I think it was also the… Continue reading