See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. - James 5:7

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"Evasion"


By Jared French.

One of my very favorite artists and one of my very favorite paintings. Elements I have used over and over in my "hidden" art. One was "The Death of Jim" - very Frida Khalo-ish - Jim was one of my group from high school as well as my friend who died in the early '90's; while another element of French's piece I used in my psycho-spiritual self-portrait painting, "Abbey-Roads" 1990 - which I gave to my gallery owner because I would have burnt it several times over. (It will be famous one day - for reasons not associated with me - rather because it documents elements of 'culture' one might say.) I shouldn't say I used anything from this painting shown here - rather, I was inspired by French's image and adapted a portion of the piece to a section of my painting. However, everything and everyone is derivative - no matter what the field - or what anyone may protest to the contrary - consciously or unconsciously - I'm just honest about it.

For me, Sunday has always been about art, so I just thought I'd share this with you. It's rather enigmatic, don't you agree? What could it mean? (Shut-up Keevin! He comments anonymously sometimes.)

"EAT STEAK!" - Jon Lovitz in his new ad for "Subway".

3 comments:

  1. Yay! We were overdue for a commercial:)

    Hmmm- well, it's called "Evasion"?

    The only thing I can think of is the confessional...

    ?

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  2. I wish I could reach through the internet and slap you

    Go ahead and take this down if you want, puppy doesn't care

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  3. Hi Joe - did Mary see this? Do you want the seminary painting? I think ya do. (I leave all puppy messages up - for the lawsuit.)

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