The Illusion of the Suggestion of Pleasure

The Illusion of the Suggestion of Pleasure. Pencil on Paper, 11" x 14", 2001.


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An early Millennial drawing, inspired in part by a schizophrenic acquaintance of mine while living in Salina, Kansas. In the image a creature exists in a deranged state; its one eye smeared across a suggestion of a nude form, terminating at the left side above a representation of an organic orifice.  The other eye, consequently, is pinched thin as it maintains an anchor of sobriety against the corporeal fetishism of the mind.