Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Skull - Time's Winged Chariot

The skull – that most powerful motif of our own mortality – fascinates. In the master's hands it sits in counterpoint to the beautiful woman. The biker inscribes it on his chest. Emptied of the thought and personality of its former owner, it endures. It appals and fascinates us, stirring some vestigial memory telling us that it is more than merely decorative. But decorative it is, making a statement that is both strong and undefined.

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