592. February 9, 2012….Trying on a new approach….

New Paintings

“I’ve always felt that if one was going to take seriously this vocation as an artist, you have to get beyond that decorative facade.” – Anish Kapoor

the…silk purse fashioned from a sow’s ear…the adage…attributed by Johnathan Swift…much like a pair of…too tight shoes…a well chosen  definition of insanity….doing the exact same thing over and over again…yet expecting different results…far to amazing for me on most days….although am I getting it…absolutely not….at least not until…Friday…February 3rd, 2012….7:17 PM…like the well placed slap or the perfect kiss..parting with a spider silk thread of spit…

“no need to ever try again”… she said…”you’d be wasting more than time”…I sort of thought the same…but didn’t have it in me to say… “Same difference“…not because I couldn’t…I just never knew what…it really meant…sure I’d do the same things over again..and probably many more times than a few…but never expect those…sacred heart…tuxedo wearing…miracles to fly out of someoen’s ass…again…look like anything but lipstick…on the wrong lips…like some old women kissing porn cards for GI’s…hey it’s just lips…I mean what does it matter if it makes the edge a little duller…the lights a little dimmer…and who knows….”my point”…. she asked…”what if it isn’t what we think it is”…I replied in staccato“… ” it always is…..here in the high desert“….I agreed and never painted again….bought a 1961 Lincoln with suicide doors… change the way I walked…and walked myself away…

dream on little chocolate cover cherries…windows full…sit in the same chair at the same table with the same hope for the next few decades…oh those cicadas…they’ll sing ever summer night like the 30 years before…all will be told when times allow for telling…and the other times allow for lying…making believe…the fish pond really needs you…could use you….

I know it’s hard…and it ain’t real… and it’ll all make sense someday…just don’t wait by the phone ..or dress up in that Friday night regalia…because….that purse is real silk…even if you don’t believe it….ever …but find yourself believing it…all of the time…like he said…

” Sharks patrol these waters“….just not these waters here….

2 Comments

  1. Robert, the paintings look sooooo cool!!!!
    oh yes re: sharks; “sharks that swim on the land” Jimmy Buffet
    xoxox Ellen
    Still not getting the Westfalia project even though I have joined a few times.. What’s up with that? xoxox (again)

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  2. Thanks Ellen…yes..those sharks…
    you know I don’t know why you’re not getting the Westfalia Project…I’ll see if it’s on my end….be well…

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