Thankful to be home and back in reality. The clients have tubes with suction cups on one end and funnels on the other which they use to drain the life from me. Now I am back, relieved to be in the normal carnival of ridicule and fecklessness that is my snuggly blanket. Must prepare for wizard visit on Thursday, not the rotund one, no, another lither, more delightful wizard. A wizard of hope for tomorrow.
As for irony, I have been thinking about it, based on Corny's and FB's posts. It is difficult to put into words what it means in images and probably everyone interprets it or misinterprets it differently. The dictionary says, among other definitions, that irony is the use of words to express something other than and especially opposite than the literal meaning. So translating that into images, into the recent history of painting is a problem kind of, no? I guess you can begin to narrow it down to work that self-consciously utilizes an image or a style to say - this is not what it seems, it has two readings, one is literal, the other is "knowing" of its context, perhaps the opposite meaning. I don't know. I am trying to understand it better myself.
That's my 2 cents.
I must use the hose of reality to clean the filmy scum of possibly wasted efforts and useless self-lacerations off me. Come here, hose.