Sunday, October 08, 2006

A Stamp on His Head



This is the artist's first known mixed-media piece. A figure flanked by a puma and a bear grins, his gaze hidden behind a stamp placed on his face. Is this actually a cyclops, Polyphemus perhaps, the stamp over the eye a metaphor for his blinding at the hands of Odysseus? Does the bear at his feet act as a stand in for the giant's treasured flock of sheep? When asked for some sort of insight into this enigmatic work, Grant explained, "Candy is tasty".

2 comments:

old prof said...

This is some of the best stuff I have ever read and its illustrated!
I laugh at odd times remembering it. embarassing. Like somethng suddenly remembered from Pogo, a comic strip from forty years ago.

English said...

It's true. I looked it up and Candy is indeed tasty.

Kid's a savant.