Sunday, February 12, 2006
I find illuminated manuscripts, stained glass, and pretty much anything Gothic to be really cool. I like the rhythm of repetitive images, even if they only make sense to me, which is usually the case. This piece is part of a series I started called Evolutionary Misgivings. It is meant to question how it could possibly occur to anyone that we evolved from some sort of sea creatures. Or apes. Or whatever; I prefer the Genesis account. But anyway, I meant it merely to be a question-your-faith issue, but it was perhaps not so well received, which is probably why I am storing it in my friend Bill's office. It is the only place on earth more heaped with stuff than my own house. The piece is an unlikely conglomeration of stainless steel, drypoints, and antique wallpaper. I like it, and Bill seems to tolerate it well, and I imagine God will have a thing or two to say about it one day. I hope He likes it.