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REASONS AND NEEDS

The process of art seems to require a societal (external) affirmation as well as an individual (internal) drive to make doing it worth the effort. The would-be artist therefore has both rational reasons… 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

7. Drawing a bath

Bathing can be the alpha and omega of a day; a morning shower to wake you up and an evening bath to wind you down. But they can be more than that. Some… Continue reading

PERFORMANCE AND ITS DISCONTENTS

“…reality rises up within the spectacle, and the spectacle is real. This reciprocal alienation is the essence and the support of the existing society. ”—Guy Debord, “Society of the Spectacle” While visiting the… Continue reading

CLUB HOT BUTTONS

The contest used to be on only for a couple of months, every couple of years, with the press claiming the role of referee. Now, it’s 24/7/52 on both the “conservative” talk shows… Continue reading

MAKING BELIEF

In real childhood scenarios–as opposed to this image–kids conflate the pretend with the real. Yes, I could have used a more autobiographically correct toy box full of pretend cars and guns, but a… Continue reading

Leo and I deconstruct [post] modernism

Leo Tolstoy said, “One can live magnificently in this world if one knows how to work and how to love.” Freud added art to that, when he said that someone who could communicate… Continue reading

Concrete expressionism

Freud called art sublimation; a palliative for the suffering would-be artists feels when they can’t get “honor, power, riches, fame, and the love of women” (his words, his world.) This only works for… Continue reading

Galatea and Golem: A fairy tale

Let me give you some background on this posting’s semiology. “Love [and work] is all you need.” Not that they are wholly distinct, they both involve attachment and exploration, but more on this… Continue reading

The frame’s tale

A frame tale is a story inside a story, a picture in a picture. There is nothing new about them, Chaucer and Shakespeare used them before Escher and Magritte. This drawing is almost… Continue reading