Bah humbug, and all that jazz.
Oh, not me. I'm still on a holiday high. In fact, I wish it would never end…
But that's just because I've been procrastinating with a new book proposal.
But enough about me. I about laffed myself silly at this masterpiece (more objectively, it's a “mistresspiece”) by artist Kelly Reemtsen, who shows her work here in San Francisco's Caldwell Snyder Gallery. (FYI: They have a second gallery just north of the city, in the wonderful wine country village of St. Helena.)
It's entitled “Task at Hand.” Hmmmm. Okay, I'll bite. A woman dressed in a chic party frock holds a chainsaw as if it's a Pucci clutch?
Talk about making a statement.
Read into it what you want, but my take on this is that, no matter how we try to hem in our anger, it will show itself eventually.
In her case, fashionably.
But that's just my interpretation. I'd love to hear yours, too.
(If you want to see a larger version, double-click on the photo…)
Periodically I'll turn
this blog turns into an Internet art gallery by uplinking similar pieces by Ms. Reemtsen and other artists, whose works I feel tell a
story similar to what I'll be telling you in my next novel, SECRET
LIVES OF HUSBANDS AND WIVES.
Passive is the new aggressive,
Simon & Schuster/Downtown Press