Jacob Lawrence, "Artist With Tools," 1994
Jacob Lawrence, Artist With Tools (1994)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

March 15, 2013:

Industrialized nature, or, nature tamed by the industrial age.
Botany on public exhibition in hothouses, domesticated.
Animals drawn from picture books.

Anthropomorphized: apes fishing with poles and nets.
Tropicalized with near-photographic precision, yet inappropriately:
the foliage of Rousseau's tall trees are frequently leaves of forget-me-nots, not palm fronds at all.

Hidden menace in the undergrowth: a snake, a black ape with bird's beak.