- Mixed Media on Canvas
- 80 x 70cm. 2009
There is no dearth of narratives concerning experiences gained, the tortures undergone and the humiliations suffered by men and women of all ages and from all walks of life and almost all epochs of history as inmates of prisons. In fact many writers took to writing during their prolonged periods of confinement. Accounts varying from those interned because of their controversial political or social ideas, to those incarcerated and tortured for their religious and political views, to those enslaved or imprisoned as POW and to those jailed for petty or horrible crimes, from antique and middle ages to the modern times are all available in print and often reprinted in many countries. In fact ... More >>
- Mixed Media
- 100 x 80cm. 2009
Andy with groovy intelligence inside, Bill at the gate or window sill and Steve at the job on hand. Concerning digital revolution, information technology and the dreams of a dynamic generation... More >>
What is new this New Year ?
My sincere apologies to my visitors for not having till now wished them: A Happy New Year! Well better late than never. Wish you Terabytes of (what else?) Amusement for the coming year. Eh, you ask, what about the next year and the years after? Do we really think that far? Great! Therefore I will wish you something special:
And if the great Patriarch Father State does put you on draft or lures you with promises of wealth, resources or sectarian dominance, hope you are doing some civil work out there, helping some needy folks rather than giving the red cross employees the pleasure of repairing their broken bones or their horribly defaced bodies and of course teaching the bad guys out there in a decent manner some decent civil society norms. Good luck!
And now back to the present. I am starting this year with a display of a brand new and a very special artwork: Exploring Grandma’s Earths Viscera and Glands & Occasionally Squeezing Them Dry. It is a tribute to planet Earth. Actually the initial work on this theme started about two years back, but then it lay unattended till end of the last year. Anyway it is now completed and already in private possession. Coincidentally, although I, being a scribe of the Muses, do not believe in coincidences all the time, the National Geographic Magazine has also opened the New Year with the title story concerning the true cost of a human obsession: Gold. A theme concerned with reckless exploitation of our Grandma. Again “coincidentally” my artwork has got three photo montages of pictures from the same magazine. Well you may say it is all in the air. Rob of Gaia! But that is a theme for itself. In my forthcoming article in Realm Words, I however do plan to talk about: The Essence of Western Civilization! Now that is something no scientist can accomplish. Wallowing in quantities and hopelessly lost in forever and more truncating and bifurcating terminologies and schools of thought and controversies, which indicate only their innately qualitative bias, we propose to call the things by their names. And we do plan to show how Rhea and Gaia have conspired with Zeus to save our planet and help this very weird mankind species (more bizarre than even some gizmo’s from the reptilian era) to save him / herself. Unlike Lovejoy we do believe that it is the mother Earth herself, who will save her products, which includes also the human beings. Amen!
And now explore our mutual Ur-Grandma here at the Realm of the Muses in an less exploitive way. And enjoy her countless precious gifts!
18 Jan. 2009.
Adam & Eve
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 100 x 80cm. 2008
Adam and Eve. Of constraints imposed on knowledge and the meaning of human life. More >>
- Acrylic on Canvas
- 100 x 80cm. 2008
Venus. Currently visiting the earth and enjoying sand and sun at the palm beach. More >>
Nothing New at Janosphere
Not much has changed here since our last update from last year (2008). So we are keeping the following items as our excuse for the delay and for this persistent and shameful state of affairs despite our hints to the contrary ...