Story. Not rumor. Not innuendo. Not gossip. Not chatter. But story. story upon which myths are made and fables are created. A story fit for an oracle. Deep, dark, dreamy narratives, handed down by sages, through the ages.
Author Archives: John Hood
What do Brit badboy Banksy and Chilean master Modernist Roberto Matta have in common? How ‘bout Cuban cross-culturalist Wifredo Lam and French lensman Henri Cartier-Bresson? Or the irrefutably-recognized Colombian Fernando Botero and Italian Transavanguardian Sandro Chia? These collosal visualists, along…
It’s the oldest instrument ever. (40,000 years plus) It’s been written about by the Sumerians and Confucius, in The Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh. It’s played by ancient Greek myths (Pan), Indian gods (Krishna) and British rockstars (Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson). And it may well be the cognitive link between Neandertals and modern humans.
Painters have been obsessed with death since the very first artist took the very first breath. (Pretty much everyone else has too, but that’s another story.) But while successive generations of Futilists might’ve chosen to speculate on the finality of it all, the more compelling creatives concern themselves with what happens on the way to The Final Frontier. That of course means life. It also means living. And the lovely decay inherent in the day-to-day.