Art, Writer's Process

Man’s Infernal Talent; The Divine Shell.

"Between my art and the world there is now a wide gulf, but between art and myself there is none." - Oscar Wilde. Talent shows dominate television. I find it clumsy and vulgar, the "...' Got Talent", "The Voice", " Strictly Come Masterful Cheffing In a Jungle Factor". It spells out that people would rather… Continue reading Man’s Infernal Talent; The Divine Shell.

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Passages

This is a True Story. It is all true; even the lies. (Cont.)

I sit here now writing this at the wake of a funeral. I do not cope too well at these events. Not funerals you understand! The after event. Funerals are easy enough, there is a good dress code, little audiance participation, some form of reading in which to take 40 winks and everyone keeps much… Continue reading This is a True Story. It is all true; even the lies. (Cont.)

Writer's Process

On Satyrs and Fauns

“I fear that we are such gods or demigods only as fauns and satyrs, the divine allied to beasts, the creatures of appetite...” (Henry David Thoreau) The classical mythological tropes  are symbols that in the past few thousand years have been utilised to obscurity. The renaissance and later Neo-Classical movement in art, particularly sculpture, saw… Continue reading On Satyrs and Fauns