Dean's latest is all of a piece with this trend I've noticed: Classical Revivalism. (Based on a statistical sample of two). Parenthetical expressions may reflect the opinions of others. Authorial voice resumes here: Yes, but look at the other example: Indiana Roger's History of Art as expressed through the shape of a curvilinear phallus. (It must be seen in its totality for the echoes of Janson to emerge, the sound of the slide projector, the teacher's stick (not that one) emerging from the shadows to point out the double chin (not that one) on a femme d' Pascin. (Not to go on about this but it's truly remarkable how comfortably the History of Western Art fits into that space. A testicle not only to that wonderful shape but to the collagist's eye. (Who, in this case, is Indiana Rogers). At any rate, the first one she did or the first one that I saw rather, was carved entirely from images of ancient Rome, statuary, marble. It looked the love child of the Venus of Willendorf and something Fast and Bulbous. And now, and now....here comes Dean with his new work, "Augustus Comes to Versailles for Lunch," from his Pull My Finger Series. It's uncanny the way they so seamlessly fit together. Plus they have the same shape. Of course, the real question at hand is: Is he the waiter or the waitee? Augustus, I mean. And why not is his finger extended for the purposes of pulling? All will be revealed when we revisit The Other Side of the Card (use echo chamber voice here).
Aha! Of course....Athena's Chalice, Caesar's Palace and Seize Her Phallus! (Gives brow a mighty smite). Suddenly it all fits! In the upper left hand corner, a plan for a tract home development (pointing with stick). One can plainly see evidence of a gated community, the very top of the top reserved for the cream de la crop...the Goddess herself Ms .000001% Just beneath the map, the actual villa built by Ray Harryhausen in 1958. And in the middle, deux dresses. And the finger of course. Looking at them now as I'm blogging I see Prostate Aftermath or Plato's Comeuppance. But that's where I went when I ...PULLED THE FINGER! (Use Bud Collyer's voice here) Thank you, Dean for your piece and your indulgence....(also note the Bust of Cesar stamp). I dunno. Maybe I'm bloggin' too much lately.