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Thursday, June 30, 2005


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From Fowler’s _Avian Artists_, U of Penn P, 1977.

In “Dichotomy” and “Duckotomy,” Hermanson explores the Manichean struggle both internally and avianly. Notice the intense owl-like quality of “Dichotomy.” In "Duckotomy" notice the peculiar expression on the mallard’s face/beak, resonant with the struggle for autonomy in a world denied free will. The subject in common (reportedly the artist’s attorney or accountant) expresses an almost child-like innocence in both works, yet remains aloof, distant; her thoughts uncommunicated, beyond language. Hers is a heresy we can only imagine.


At 3:31 PM, Blogger wisconsin matt said...

And you called me a geek for quoting J. Alfred Profrock in a post.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Not Scott said...

Yes, but I have a PhD. I'm a certified geek.


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