...to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line. -H D Thoreau

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be
to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. -
T. S. Eliot

17.12.09


For the sake of shedding a bit of light on the numbered plates from
‘Minotaur: There is the Shadow of a Monster on the Front Porch’
I show every now and again, and quite a bit of over at the bookblog...

The Minotaur is used as the device in this work. Mythos’ son is mentally readying himself for the Athenian youths destined on their trek into his home labyrinth to view his art work installation. We find him part victim, part inmate and part monster who will always cast a dark shadow on our psyche - but he is innocent of all these pre judgments. His dreams, hopes and experiments are self chronicled for his light amusement.

Since this is built as a graphic novel, in 37 plates, it stands as it is.
This work will seem less random to some of you. It is stream of consciousness, yes, and some free association, but not haphazard when read strung along, as it should be.

Ok, I know that some of you are thinking...oh, I knew that!
But, in my mind, I’m clarifying, so now I know that you know.
If you got this far... Thanx!

I was out of the loop For TT ... looking forward to catching
up with you over the weekend.

11 comments:

  1. Explanation or none, I love it anyway.

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  2. I love stream of consciousness work. It is always so connected to so many things that are going on in the world.

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  3. Stream of consciousness is perfect for such an ancient subject. Memories cease to be lucid and become fragmented with time.
    I love this plate especially.

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  4. I enjoy it when no one names or tells you about their project.

    Makes you think on your own and wonder if you're seeing what the artist sees.............

    Cheers!

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  5. I like! Then again my conscious stream is pretty...er...um...well, it's hard to describe, really.

    And no worries on TT. Seems we're both behind, wot? Cheers :)

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  6. CM, I haven't for a long while... but there seemed to be a wee bit of frustration and I do like to be inclusive.

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  7. very cool...i think i am conscious...smiles.

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  8. I knew what the Minotaur was! I am getting better!

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  9. j: I wasn't making a judgement either way....it's not for me to do.

    Anyway, I thought you were inclusive, simply by posting ; )

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  10. a 'graphic novel'. damn, i love that.

    beautiful solstice to you, jayne...

    xo

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  11. i have just been admiring your books on your other site... your art is awe-inspiring, and new to me, i don't know much about this type of book-making...
    i am always amazed to discover how much these ancient myths are still alive in us - perhaps they really represent universal and eternal psychic archetypes, as Jung thought!

    Happy Holidays and warm wishes for 2010!

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