Friday, January 27, 2006

Apololyptic prophetic essay from Dr. Bob

Dr. Bob's blog, The Doctor Is In, is as carefully and professionally crafted as any surgical procedure. Whether he is taking pictures or using words, his imagery is crystal clear if nothing else. Today he departs from his usual clinical analysis and publishes what can only be called a bad dream.

An artist has a lot of choices when he approaches a canvas, from water and color (regarded by many artists as the most difficult medium) to elaborate admixtures of paint, fabric, gesso, glitter, and even cropped and doctored photographs arranged in a collage. I would compare this image by Dr. Bob with a watercolor. He uses no elaborate tricks. No fantastic scenarios. No wild speculation. Just ordinary, already available information -- as ordinary as a child's tin of watercolors (well, acrylics, maybe...) and paints an image of power that it will haunt your mind for the rest of the day.

Ready. Set. Go.

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