March 5th, 2011
Busy days lately & I missed Friday’s post, so here’s a Satty double by an artist I just discovered named Michael Glier. Isn’t the boulder great? Like a massive membraneous jellyfish, or the back of a clay skull. The texture of it’s beautiful to me, mottled, handprinted, dappled, smudged, veined, chipped, flaked. It keeps giving the more you linger over it. And the yellow presence at its foot, the sulfurous blotch, what’s happening here? I imagine an encampment, raided and torched. Some strange fungal growth sprouting from decaying logs, farmed here by locals, the spot chosen for its dampness and boulder-shadow. Olmec Head sticking out its tongue where burnt offerings are placed.
And for the topmost painting, here’s this:
Please check out more of Glier’s work here.
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