violence

the great fish clean up

when i first saw this, i saw a big fish swallowing smaller ones, that’s because i’m used to gobbling things up, others, anything, everything, the younger, the weaker, the less endowed, more profound smaller of us swimmers through life. but the artist told me, the woman beside me, too, that fishes are coming out, fishes […]

Flight of the Monk

I bought this painting after spending a day with Michael Phelps, in January, 2009, not long after the miracle his-hundred-thousandths-of-a-second gave us, for me this master plan of the universe, to put on the ultimate show, was a moment of global unity. except, of course, those monks getting chopped to pieces in Lhasa and other […]