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November 14, 2013

2013 Ink on Bristol 11x17

2013
Ink on Bristol
11×17

JUXTAPOSE-jux·ta·pose (j k st -p z ). tr.v. jux·ta·posed, jux·ta·pos·ing, jux·ta·pos·es. To place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast. (from Freedictionary.com)

An example of juxtaposing-if you watched “Clockwork Orange” you may be familiar with this. If not, here’s the lowdown: based on an Anthony Burgess novel of the same name directed by the legendary Stanley Kubrick, an amoral teen (young Malcolm McDowell in a truly wicked role) with penchant for violence is imprisoned following a brutal murder, and is subject to an experimental treatment to cure him of his evil ways, with near fatal consequences.

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There was an interesting quote from an old Asian lore about “to throw a pearl at a swine,” which means that something valuable as a pearl is deemed worthless at the hands of the reckless and the ungrateful. There is also an expression “old money” and “new money”. “Old money” referring to wealth that was …

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My inaugural image for the new topic I’m starting now: Expressionism. If you have read George Orwell’s “Animal Farm” then you might get this. Back when I read this in high school I was one of those bored-out-of-mind students nodding away into daydream nation, and not really caring about the literary significance of some book …

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