"There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method". Herman Melville

"I know nothing but miracles." Walt Whitman

sexta-feira, 19 de fevereiro de 2010

Snail with poetry

I finaly finished this painting. On the snail shell I wrote some lines from famous poems.


Once I was watching an interview on tv, with an american or english scientist whose name I forgot, and at a certain point he said something extraordinary that I didn´t forget. He said that in the history of painting, there are many exemples of motives and styles that were influenced by science. One can easily think of three or four exemples: Op art and Optics, Surrealism and Psicology, some late Dali paintings influenced by atomic Phisics, etc. Now, he said he believed in the future we will see the oposit: science will be influenced by art! And he didn´t say thechnology, he said science!
Probabily someday a team of biothechnology experts will make snails with poems writen in their shells...

quarta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2010


Some years ago I painted four profane ex-votos, basicaly people congratulating themselves or thanking earthly powers for well suceded thefts and swindles.
This one is painted in the style of ex-votos, but it has a religious twist. The man says: "He gave his life so that you can live". The text says: "Said Mr. Crayencourt to the factory workers who were looking at the corpse of the young heroin adict. The factory that employed them was used to laundry money from the drug trafic."