member of:Observers of the Interdependence of Domestic Objects and Their Influence on Everyday Life


This group has been active for a long time and has already made some remarkable assertions which render life simpler from the practical point of view. For example, I move a pot of green color five centimeters to the right, I push in the thumbtack beside the comb and if Mr. A (another adherent like me) at this moment puts his volume about bee-keeping beside a pattern for cutting out vests, I am sure to meet on the sidewalk of the avenida Madero a woman who intrigues me and whose origin and address I never could have known...
--Remedios Varo


(Artwork by Remedios Varo)
By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.
--Franz Kafka

Friday, July 9, 2010

Lost Race Found








I thought I had finished this painting a while ago, but this week I've been working on it again...





Several times lately, some animal thought to be long-extinct is discovered in some far-off region of the world, doing just fine. This is a moment like that: Plato's Lost Race, the pre-human hermaphrodites, split in half by the gods in punishment for arrogance, each half condemned to wander the Earth in a seemingly endless search for completion. Here they are, she-he tends the roots and he-she the branches, on swampy, newly forming ground. The proud peacock watching carefully overhead. (Cats are just always necessary.)

15 comments:

  1. j'aime cette peinture spontané..
    la traduction chez google est étonnante..

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  2. lovely painting, zoe! btw, always wanted to tell that i love the way you depict the eyes of your painted heroes!!
    happy weekend!(:
    ~z

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  3. merci, elfi!

    thanks, zara :D that makes me very happy :D happy weekend for you, as well!

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  4. Fantastic post, zoe! "Lost race" sounds fascinating! I love your peacock and cat very much as well as half-human&half-god figures!

    PS I was very impressed with your previous post! Thanks so much for your lovely illustration and Vesna's inspirational poem!!
    You both are the best!!

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  5. she-he.. and he-she.. Did I tell you I like how you write? :)

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  6. That's one very fine cat. Love the sinuous, sphinx-like quality, and the aching tenderness in the line of the head down through the arch of the neck.

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  7. I agree with Zara up above that the eyes in your painting are wonderful, and feel very alive. I just went over to flickr, to try and spot the differences between the two paintings. I like what you've done with the cat!

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  8. Lovely work, Zoe. I really like the eyes and the pose of that cat:)

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  9. 我真心在追求我的夢想時,每一天都是繽紛的。因為我知道每一個小時都是實現理想 的一部份。..................................................

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  10. Zoe, you know I am a big fan of these eyes you paint and this time you made something very special with hers... They tell us so much! Thank you for this neverending beauty!

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  11. 知識可以傳授,智慧卻不行。每個人必須成為他自己。. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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