Acrylic on canvas, 16X20 inches.
An oldish piece, likely around 1996.
A constant in my work (I've recently noticed) is a predilection for putting things into glass containers. Perhaps it stems from the time I saw a two-headed baby in a jar of yellow-brown liquid at a carnival. Pleasant dreams for an 8 year old. But then, maybe that
has nothing to do with anything.
The greatest life lesson I've ever learned came from the 1968 film Planet Of The Apes
. A scene near the end has Taylor (Charlton Heston) conversing with the ape Dr. Zaius:
Says Taylor, "A planet where apes evolved from man? There must
be an answer..."
Zaius answers, "Don't look for it Taylor, you may not like what you find."
No truer words were ever spoken.
There's a great big looming broken and busted Statue of Liberty waiting just around the bend, and I prefer speculation to irreversible truths
. Who knows, perhaps the very weight of inspired speculation can alter those concrete inevitabilities that are waiting to be revealed.
That would be super plus great.
Thanks for looking