Happiness, still in progress.
I added a brain and a drum set to this thing I’m working on. It floats around the main composition, which is the Hebrew letter Lamed, which means a heart that understands knowledge. I sort of see it as Eve’s dilemma – perhaps a better title for the painting in the end. We’ll see. Because the literal translation of Lamed can mean either “teach” or “to learn,” I figured a brain was needed. Not a fucked up brain, or a smarty brain. Just a plain brain.
My parents are in there because I have learned a lot from them by example. The example of what not to be like. If Adam is the brain and Eve is the heart, then we are in big trouble if we apply this to my parents. In any case, I do not believe in the bible per se. I think Eve is the mother of both heart and brain, and the Earth for that matter. I think Eve hardly needs Adam. And two Eves together would kick Adam’s ass when he’s on his own just sitting around idle not using either his brain or his heart. What would he do without us? And who is his father really? I’ll tell you who his father was. His Mother! Before paternity tests, no one could ever know for certain who the father is. Usually some flaky schmuck who couldn’t step up. This is why in Jewish law the mother determines whether you’re a Jew or not.
Anyway, I’ve gone waaaay off track. I just wanted to post this work in progress. I don’t know where it’s going exactly yet.
In other news, I’ve had some work done in my garage so I can better store my art and make some room to work in. Thanks to my brother who did me the biggest favor on ever by hiring his construction guys to come make me some art storage cabinets and hook up electricity. Sounds menial, but it really helps.