This week’s words: Bed Pupa (An insect in the non-feeding, usually immobile, transformation stage between the larva and the imago.) Pleonasm (Noun- The use of more words than are necessary to express an idea; redundancy.) Image Nose Sear Mice Collect Grab Ward Triptych (Fine Arts. a set of three panels or compartments side by side, bearing pictures, carvings, or the like. A hinged, three-leaved tablet, written on, in ancient times, with a stylus.) Pin
The triptych in itself was the story of his life. There was of course the irony noted by so many that whilst the triptych worked so well hinged as it was to open into the revelation we all admired the fact that he as an artist was unhinged said a lot about where he was coming from.
The work was call “Pleonasm” and suggested to us the audience that he considered his life somewhat redundant if not necessary. After all he worked most nights after 9pm in the evening even when during summer the heat coming from his hot stove must have made the room unbearable.
His bed was also in that same heated space and it was in later years that he was moved forcibly, I have to say, to the psychiatric ward at the local mental asylum where with fellow inmates of a similar disposition he did create some interesting art works.
He had a nose you might say for small things. Mice fascinating him and so often appeared in his work. They held a place of prominence in his triptych featuring in all three sections enough to grab your attention when you entered his art space at the gallery.
He also had a collection of pupae pinned to his wall, the image confrontational and seared upon your brain for all eternity so gross and repulsive was it.
The exhibition highlighted a life that was indeed troubled and full of worry to all who knew him. The images within the triptych, the thought that so many mice suffered for his creation and the collection of pupae illustrated his perverse if not demented view of the world. The exhibition ran for some weeks and was lauded as a collection to grab you and make you think, reassess art and understand the power of the alternative fact.