pulchritudinous

April 10th, 2009

come now, roundly roundly:

pulchritudinous can’t really be a compliment!


the only words it evokes to me are ‘sepulchral’ and ‘platitudinous’”


there are no words that start “pulchr-” i don’t think


but there is one nudibranch named Rostanga Pulchra which you can see here


i just finished Moby Dick on the subway home from this studio visit with painter Michael Cline in LIC


it’s the most vivid re-imagining of shakespeare’s great tragedies i’ve ever read
Moby Dick that is!


and i love new words and funny words and the sailors don’t speak like sailors they speak like this:

“By masts and keels! he takes me for the hunchbacked skipper of some coasting smack. Send down my main-top-sail yard! Ho, gluepots! Loftiest trucks were made for wildest winds, and this brain-truck of mine now sails amid the cloud-scud. Shall i strike that?”


i’m trying to show you some of M Cline work without betraying his upcoming show or revealing in prog. pieces. i think this one is complete. i think most of the others are still going!


A sentence to give you a sense of the end of the book which was powerful and crazy:

“That instant, the White Whale made a sudden rush among the remaining tangles of the other lines; by so doing, irresistibly dragged the more involved boats of Stubb and Flask towards his flukes; dashed them together like two rolling husks on a surf-beaten beach, and then, diving down into the sea, disappeared in a boiling maelstrom, in which, for a space, the odorous cedar chips of the wrecks danced round and round, like the grated nutmeg in a swiftly stirred bowl of punch”

….!!!
grated nutmeg!!!!


it left me feeling deeply stirred
not sad but sounded like a fork

it was like reading the end of hamlet and lear simultaneously, but, you know, with whales

:)


now we are going to have a Rosson interlude!
as you know she opened her solo show a “Focus” project at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art!
which they ambitiously just call “the modern”


ralph eugene MEATYARD


OMG look at Honor!


ca-KAWS!


hoo-eee! hot to trot
look at rosson floss


bump rosson too


here’s something i think ken miller sent me!


this also a send in i liked


this is from mary barone’s outwithmary site
the funniest part besides how a-ron looks like a little kid is that he is captioned “aaron young”


this new Evan piece he emailed me
which reminds me:


i wanted to share my “bad illustration” series


i dont know how to use illustrator so i thought that it was funny


sweet fanny adams!
you guys know that saying, right?


these all have funny names i spend the afternoon agonizing over
this is what i do when i need to delete my mind

Avast! This blog has been gold-beaten out too long

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