About the failure of language. The quote from Madame Bovary reads, “Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.” The words are juxtaposed with Da Vinci’s Vitruvian man, an idealized figure in perfect proportion. We strive and we fail. But, as Oscar Wilde wrote, “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” (Lady Windemere’s Fan)

Acrylics and inks with newpapers from all over the world.

9 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 2 1/4”

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