read your comments on the show..
upset that you see your work as being restricted in meaning to the
reign of Bush, and that you think you are "fini."
line of inquiry will continue to have relevance in the Age o'Bama,
new stuff is particularly beautiful. Gericault and the fog of war
in the naked mind and body of us all. I like the way the images
are evolving from "Americana" framing into a kind of biology, something
that emerges from the intelligence of the cells, and of the swarm.
I think that's accurate and important.
is still plenty of slaughtering going on, and, as usual, we Americans
are far from the only ones doing it. It's in the meat of the species.
Sure war is social and political -- but it is not only that, which
is important when trying to understand our mad affection for it.
really are done exploring these images of the self and nakedness,
prosthetic power and intent to kill, I am sorry, because you are
moving further into art with them, and there is further and deeper
you can still go.
Bush, like hating anything, is a response whose value has strict
limits. If you're reached them, good, but don't make the limits
of hatred your own as an artist. Politics, important as it is, is
by itself an impoverished view of the world, half-blind by necessity
and incapable of curiosity about humanity -- as distinct from a
preference for certain interest groups.
on, old boy.