Last night I saw a picture pinned up near someone's desk.
It was a marvel. A4. There was a great spray of oil gushing up over a desert landscape. An ecological comment? Energy. The violence of a new discovery perhaps and also the excitement. How had the effect been achieved? Black ink sprayed over a semi abstract landscape? Perfect composition. The hand of an undiscovered master? I went closer - took a better look . . .
A rather poor colour photocopy of a photograph - a close up shot of someone's hairy pooch eating an ice cream!
I took my glasses off but the desert wouldn't come back to me. Vision gone. Nothing but a rather reproachful eye in a mess of hair . . .
There should be a moral to this - I'm sure there is one - but da**ed if I can find it.
Woof! . . .