Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Guy That Doesn't Want to Crash into That Star

"He just wants to see the star, not crash. His name is Cackle and he lives in his bedroom"

The star in question is a small cut-out shape on the far right of the page. "Cackle" seems to be headed eagerly towards it. The artist has explained that the small circles running along Cackle's jaw are "curls". Under no circumstances are they to be called a beard, as this critic learned the hard way. The antenna like shapes on top of the head are "uprights" and the large circles on either side of the head are his ears.

The frantic rendering energizes the work. One can almost feel Cackle's enthusiam as he rushes towards the star, even his hair seems to reach out in anticipation. He may fear crashing into it, but that worry seems no match for his desire to get a closer look. It is interesting that the artist depicts the star as a void. It is a chasm pulling Cackle into its depths. Though aware of the danger, he rushes on. The artist was recently told not to play with the plug for the Christmas lights. He was observed attempting to remove it and then reinsert it into the outlet. Grant was warned of the dangers but five minutes later was once again caught in the act. When confronted he said, "I shouldn't do it because it will 'lectricity me." The next day he tried it again. Like Cackle's star, the plug drew Grant in despite his knowledge of its dangers. Its beauty was apparently worth the risk.


Old Prof said...

In fact what both Grant and his avatar may have found is the universal that the risk is the beauty

Anonymous said...

No great art has ever been made without the artist having known danger.- Rainer Marie Rilke

Old Prof said...

Thats obviously a made up name, right?
Admit it, you said it after you saw what I wrote and just attacahed some screwy name.

joe said...

I wish I had said that.