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

(Slideshow is of 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.)


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

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

  3. merci, elfi!

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

  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!!

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

  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.

  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!

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

  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。..................................................

  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!

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