6/17/14 el bufón stage 6 48x24" / by Philip Tarlow

today i continued work on el bufón, or the jester. see yesterday's blog for details.  the second row below shows of the development of yesterday's five stages.

"....confusable, unstable images that switch identities, like ludwig wittgenstein's famous duck-rabbit figure, but confusable, unstable images that refuse to be claimed linguistically for identification, like something seen only fleetingly or under obscure circumstances."

john elderfield in the catalogue of the dekooning retrospective at moma

this description was so fucking good, i had to use it. it's what i aspire to.