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Monday, November 29, 2010

What Do YOU Think? Harmless Whimsy or Deadly Global Menace?

"Collection of Flies" - Whimsy or Menace?

I recently painted "Collection of Flies," a series of four 12-inch square paintings of flies in different colors, and entitled them "Fly North," "Fly East," "Fly West," and "Fly South." When he saw them, an artist friend of mine asked:

"A disease vector distributing misery and death to millions for centuries. Does this have some particular meaning for you as an art icon?" 

I responded by asking him what HE saw in them. He said:

"Scott – Warholian multiples of a deadly global menace – unrecognized by westerners. Treated as if it were a bluebird. I don’t know if you are conscious of it, but you are projecting something deadly through an innocuous decorative image. Either well done bravo or what the f***. So, do you have layers of meaning here, or are you simplistic? I doubt the latter."

Well, what do YOU think? Please comment in the blog below to let me know.....

By the way, these Flies are on exhibit at the Community Arts Cafe and are offered as a part of a special Holiday Sale at 20%. Come down and get a FREE Coffee just for checking them out!
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