#1859 - Thursday, July 15, 2004 - Editor: Jerry
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This issue features some works of art found on the
Jerez the Clown
Acrylic on canvas by Higgins
Acquired from Todd Farm Flea
Market by Scott Wilson
A perfect depiction of pure evil in the guise of
childhood's friend. This blending of big top themes with a piercing study of the
dark side of human nature, elevates the well worn clown genre to a new and
Peter the Kitty
Oil on board by Mrs. Jackson
Salvation Army Thrift Store, Hyde Park by Scott Wilson
Stirring in its
portayal of feline angst. Is Peter hungry or contemplating his place in a hungry
world? The artist has evoked both hopelessness and glee with his irrational use
of negative space.
Oil on canvas by Unknown
Scott Wilson from trash
The artist plays with the luminosity of skin
where the sun never shines, and the grace and comfort of crossed legs in repose.
We believe this may be a self-portrait, as Unknown, naked and proud, faces the
Acrylic on canvas by Unknown
Donated by Elizabeth
and Sorn Poeckle, Copenhagen, Denmark
A remarkable fusion of ski resort
and wolf puppy -- stoical in his yellow-eyed silence, frozen beneath the
ice-capped peak, Dog
elequently challenges the viewer to rexamine old
concepts of landscape.
Two Trees in Love
Acrylic on canvas by Julie Seelig
Donated by Sally Seelig,
the artist's mother
A heartening painting which makes up for lack of
realism with a surplus of symbolism. The cloud caught in the branches of the
most prominent deciduous confirms the artist's vision of a world where dreams
can be captured and landscapes tamed, if you only try hard enough.
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