Friday, November 25, 2011

A Homage to Donald Barthelme

Yes, this piece of mine has made it out of the studio

The piece looked great framed and I am happy to say the new owner seems pretty chuffed about the whole thing, for which, I am truly grateful.

Sold Work- A momentous occasion, I thought it would be fair to mention the writer Donald Barthelme whose writing was the inspiration for this image and whose post-modern fiction is, well, a real trip.

This is the writer guy by the way, not an image of C. Everett Koop, the former Surgeon General of the US in the 80s. He came out against smoking but I think his views on abortion were more murky. He was also involved in a dotcom boom site, oh the late 1990s early 2000!

This is neither here nor there with regards to Donald, the writer. It is interesting to read his stories and just listen to the jazzy pace and see how language and meaning was clearly breaking down around him and how this became a part of the stories themselves.

I think this collapsing of meanings is something that all of us are noticing these days wether on television, the arts, there is a great deal of slippage, the signs and signifiers have moved on.