Men appear as they predictably do: warrior, hero, boxer, member of the fight club, no shirts, no shoes. And they travel as twins: tag teams, dopplegangers, alter-egos, body doubles, frat boys, bully and nerd, beards and closet-cases, Chip and Dale.Their body hairs attract, but I never see them travel as lovers. Make money together, make war together, make deals together, but whatever you do, don’t touch each other.
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"CHIP AND DALE," LETTERPRESS, STICKERS, DRAWING. CLICK TO ENLARGE
Actin microfibers, in band-aid pink. Burt Reynolds’ nude spread in Playboy: man sprawled on abear-skin rug. Beckham lounging with Bob. Bandits or bottoms (adapted from two kissing mariachis), mouth to mouth. The Freudian nose, featuring target practice. Slivers configured and reconfigured, to reveal something about a macho fantasy or farce.
Paper skin pulled taught over ligament.Ligament glued to solid boneVise grip. Broken grid.My “neuro-skeletal matrix”(or other linguistic device used to rationalize the sub-dermal).Scalenes, bolted. Drift down.Cranial, cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacral.The interior abdominal wall.Perineum. Pooling.Punch, then drown.
As if it were 1984,discredit credibililty; savage civilization.Incessant poking at the moral compassin the hot crucible of repetition, anxiety, and doubt.ButEven If Presidents Condone ItEven If Scholars Condone ItEven If Majorities Condone Iti condemn torture.
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Every five years in in CaliforniaAnd now a national past-time.Accuse, harass, and threaten the undocumented,scapegoat the paper-thin economy,while dining on hand-chopped salad, broke-back strawberries, and spilt coffee.
FROM "LATTE," MONOSCREENPRINTS, INSTANT COFFEE, MILK FOAM, BINDER CLICK TO ENLARGE
FROM "LATTE," MONOSCREENPRINTS, INSTANT COFFEE, MILK FOAM, INK, BINDER CLICK TO ENLARGE
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