Friday, January 27, 2006

Alone in the Tropics



This is one of David Humphrey's paintings that will be in the 2-person show with Jeff Gauntt that opens tonight at Sikkema Jenkins. Here we have a young man whose thoughts are germinating into palm trees and neatly cut hard-boiled eggs. I want to tell him, look, you are not alone, you have many versions of yourself to keep you company, in both middle-age man and dog forms. You are ok, young man, you are in a magical land with spirits of woozy shapes to soothe you.

Kisses,

MM

97 comments:

turkey vulture said...

who let the dogs out? where am i? i eat brain.

fairy butler said...

i see you in there turkey vulture. just take it easy. i believe you are only a phantasm.

fairy butler said...

Love this relic. Cadmium yellow. yes.

fairy butler said...

or whatever that yellow/orange color is. beautiful.

mountain man said...

I forgot to mention the rooster embedded near the ear and he does have one hand behind his head holding a ghost finger puppet. There is much play in and around the head and the building in the way way background is mid-construction. Very hope-making.

Corny said...

deviled egg tree = checkmate.

fairy butler said...

are you feeling better this morn mm?

mountain man said...

Corny, what a great comment. I don't know what it means but I love it.

FB, I am in somewhat of pains. But I am optimistic for the future of the day. Still hoping to see shows before the opening. Will just rest up and be in denial.

fairy butler said...

call my cellaphona if you change you mind. i am going away from the computer now to begin the new time-management strategy. must step away from the blogs.

mountain man said...

I refuse to alter my plans in any way. Gaping holes or no. I am a warrior of the arts plains.

mountain man said...

I understand that fear. For what fun is there to be had at the dentist? It just ruins your day and then sometimes ruins the next.

Corny said...

MM you sounds better today, I feel your pain, I haven't gone to the dentist in over a year, I know they're going want to take all my teeth out and replace with dried corn so i just dont go. I'm VERY scared of the dentist.

mountain man said...

Huh. My comment appeared before yours and yet I read yours first. I am all confusey.

mountain man said...

No Sloth. Just 3 paintings, I believe. A statement of purity in the medium. The sculpture you refer to deserves a show all its own. Self-humper that it is.

mountain man said...

I love that. Checkmate. Can I use it sometimes?

sloth said...

I think the egg-tree man is trying to take a step. Perhaps all that albumen will help grease the way. Can't wait to see it in person plus all the other stuffs. Will there be battery-powered sculptures?

Corny said...

Oops I wrote that before i saw you were in pains... Sorry MM.

Mostly what I mean by checkmate is that is ultimate fantasy, it doesn't get any better. Game over, we have a winner.

mountain man said...

Why are my comments appearing before? I AM WEIRDED OUT. The only thing I can do write now are things from bed. Blog, drink cold coffee, read, maybe draw. I feel useless. But in a way WHO CARES???????? I will work in the shack tomorrow. Everything will be fine because we are living in the best of all possible worlds!!!!! I SEE THAT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ghost said...

I am chewing my way through this thread. It is a waxy thread, like floss.

Corny said...

Wow, now I feel stoned. The ghost finger puppet is haunting this thread

mountain man said...

It's super weird. Gives me a feeling of being psychic for a second.

sloth said...

this has been happening on Logworld as well... very non-linear time effect.

Anonymous said...

There seems much cross-pollination betwixt the Humphrey/MM relic makin' these days. "Alone in the Tropics" and "Motivational Fiction" what can be born of this?

mountain man said...

Dear anonymous,

My painting is not called Motivational Fiction, just for the record. It's called Clumps. The post was called Motivational Fiction because I was trying to motivate myself. The cross-pollination is due to the fact that we are united in the bonds of earthly notions. United by Jesus and George Bush.

Love,

MM

sloth said...

Cross-pollination is natural & part of the process... helps keep it rich & interesting. It's influence, not hybridization.

Corny said...

There is a man installing new shades in the HQ right now. he is standing behind me drilling. It's unnerving. Exxactly like the dentist but less pain and better decor

Anonymous said...

Jesus and W. have much in common, having sacrifriced their own desires for ours...

sloth said...

oops, said it twice. Okay to remove forever, MM.

sloth said...

Anonymous, there is head-scratching over the non-sequitur, although your irony is appreciated.

Corny said...

Also they are both fans of shrimping

mountain man said...

We shrimp all day long, into the night. The shrimps have colors on them that we share. We grind them into shrimp paste and smear them around.

sloth said...

Oh! I hope Jesus didn't sacrifice his love of shrimping for our paltry sins... that would be too much.

mountain man said...

There are no sins, only bikini bottoms and tears to die in. I love eastward. I love the sea.

Corny said...

Paste leans eastward towards the sea, it has memory and wants to return to BikiniBottom.

sloth said...

crying now, just thinking about it...

mountain man said...

I am still and I can feel the shrimp, the desires, Jesus and George Bush. It is very very powerful.

Corny said...

Jesus still shrimps. If you are still, you can feel it

mountain man said...

I want dump trucks instead of teeth, aluminum foil instead of a face.

sloth said...

Corny, how cool that your dentist installs shades. I want shades instead of teeth!

mountain man said...

goddamn that shit is weird - putting my posts before over and over....stoppit ether!!! you freak me out!!!!

mountain man said...

You tell me Sloth. You tell me and I will do it. Perhaps I can murder someone this way, create mayhem and get away with it??? What can be done in this 2 minute advantage slot?

sloth said...

MM, you are on the 2-minute time-warp this morning... how can this be used to your advantage?

mountain man said...

I am maiming my neighbors in my time slot.

sloth said...

this could be your superpower!

sloth said...

ah! eeeeevil superpower....

mountain man said...

I hope so. Sloth. I feel weird. I may need to don the wig n' beard tonight and carry a sword.

sloth said...

blogger is scheduled to do maintenance tonight; maybe they'll fix this annoying glitch.

Corny said...

The Dentist just left, I've got new Bamboo blinds, I will roll them up to insert breakfast of champions, EGG SAMMY!

sloth said...

YES to the beard, MM! hide some deviled eggs in there as an homage and snack.

Corny said...

If you are taking requests I have a long list of people I need you to murder in your slippery time shifting. Lets start with jesus and george

Corny said...

yes, I say yes to the beard too

mountain man said...

Yes to murder. I will take on George first because it may be a more straightforward kill. Jesus is the slippery one, he is feisty and shape-shifty.

mountain man said...

I will slice it rough and tumble through Chelsea tonight with my sharp fierce sword. I would advise you to be nimble if you irk me in any way.

mountain man said...

Good thinking. FB has a nice pair. I will ask her to bring them. I will just go bottomless until I see her. The beard offers a lot of coverage, my nether regions may not be exposed.

sloth said...

will you wear the rape-pants? they would certainly add to the superhero aspect.

sloth said...

rape-pants & beard & nothin' else, à la Lady Godiva...

w.w. said...

there were 55 comments a minute ago and now there are 47. and now there are more.

Corny said...

Rape-pants beard and toeshoes so you can spin around like a danseur and kills crowds of people quick and EZ

Corny said...

Speaking of rape pants, my friend Mikey calles his black junker mercedes benz "the Rape Machine"

mountain man said...

Corny, toe shoes, will do.

WW, blogger is being a bitch lately. They are making me think I have psychic powers and can kill people, as well as misnumbering comments.

mountain man said...

hmmm. The rape machine. I like it. I want to call my car the date rape machine.

mountain man said...

I heart date rape.

Corny said...

My Date Rape Machine is a Segway Human Transporter. I'll be arriving on it tonight and will rape as many dates as I can

w.w. said...

i want to be date raped too. you can't force it. i want to satisfy the desires.

krixfort said...

I love deviled eggs. and the devil.

krixfort said...

sorry I got here so late. I was busy stickin it to the man.

krixfort said...

MM, your time shifting device is very tricky. . .I kind of like reading through the twisty thread. Very much like Clumps.

sloth said...

MM: toe shoes with razors, like fighting cocks!

Corny, will you pimp out your Segway with a rape room?

krixfort said...

SURE! I'm game!

mountain man said...

The thing about date rape that's so great is that once you do it, you want to keep doing it. It's addictive, a self-replenishing cycle of desire upon violence. Segways in themselves are a form of rape. I want to get one too. We should all get them.

krixfort said...

okay, I get the whole switch-post-comment thingy now. weird.

mountain man said...

Hi Krix! Wanna get raped?

krixfort said...

MM, maybe the pharmaceuticals have trancended into the ether. We are all experiencing post-dentist kookoo.

mountain man said...

I like that idea very much. Take some of my kookoo and put it into you.

postmoderndebunker said...

MM, I hope you are not illin' too much. Very nice painting by the Uncle. Who doesn't like hard-boiled eggs??

mountain man said...

No one, PD. No one does not like them. That is for truth. Hence we are all one through this painting.

w.w. said...

i want a blog camera so i can group cyber rape.

Fluid Replacement Pack said...

Yes WW. We must document this.

postmoderndebunker said...

I suddenly crave egg salad on rye with lettuce and tomato.

Deep purple said...

This is a beautiful painting. I see smoke on the water.

Immaterial Construction said...

I see death and side dishes.

w.w. said...

i see a pee cock.

Deep Purple said...

I see a highway star!

jicima hater said...

I see a salad.

Harm Dissipates said...

I see that too. I see internal bleeding. Jaundice, self-spying and desire for toasts.

X's for Eyes said...

I love this young fellow. He is so sweet and tender, like a pork chop on a Sunday.

Super Ultra Secret Service Man said...

We are watching this thread. Threats to King George are not taken lightly. THreats to the King Of Kings however, are just ludicrous. But we have passed on this thread to Pat Robertson. Shortly, he will be calling for a fatwa against you all.

mountain man said...

I don't care. Let them call a fatwa. I still know how to kill Jesus and the other one. I am ready to fight.

Henchman said...

Yeah, first we'll take down Jesus, then the smaller guy goes down, limb by limb, digit by digit, into the long painful tunnel of death.

w.w. said...

i don't care either. i will make a jesus salad. i will slice pat robertson like a kalamata olive. i will drizzle bile over everything.

mountain man said...

Yes.......now you're talking WW. Bile dressing, like a new-fangled form of Green Goddess dressing, except yellower, more bitter. Who will have to eat this salad?

mountain man said...
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mountain man said...

That is too nasty. I take it back...

The Capt'n said...

whoa, ya'll are on a roll! I feel like a porpoise who fell into a paint splatter machine, but 2 hours late. MM, I hope your recovery is smooth. Bringing it back to me, last year I got a wisdom tooth pulled and it too was kinda knarly. Sea Monkey drove me to my friend's family dentist in Tijuana and after many novacaine shots and what seemed like hours of wrenching, drilling, and yanking, the dentist and her team of assistants finally pulled it out. I did the trembling/shock thing, too. Afterwords Sea Monkey took me to her favorite Farmacia where we copped some antibiotics and a bag of soma, and the rest is mostly a blur. I like your beard.
cheers

Regi said...

Are you from Brokeback Mountain, MM?
"Dear"
"Love"

Im trying to get evicted from KDP. "Sluts" keep walking in my room and Im embracing my crisis.

mountain man said...

There are more than enough sluts for all of us. It is the time of the slut and there is no turning back.

Dear Regi, I do not wish to break your back.

Dear Capt'n, here's wishing I had a bag of Soma too. God bless you living so close to the border, you lucky bastard!!!! Argh, matey. The beard's back on. I have a dead dog instead of a parrot on me shoulder.

Anonymous said...

Good comments. But, I do not agree with most of them. People sure have a lot of time on their hands.