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Fish on unicycle #3 | by Damien James
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Fish on unicycle #3

Again, not much to say. Though some people have speculated on the cultural significance of the fish riding a unicycle, i will remain quiet, preferring the interpretation of others to that of my own. Perhaps. But to be honest, the idea of this creature, completely out of it's element, being carried along on some machine it can neither control nor comprehend, and in fact it can not even see in front of itself, can not see where it is going, out of control, seems to ring true to some part of me, and others as well... But i will refrain from speculation.

 

Marker on watercolor paper

October 2008 - 10 x 10

 

(Shawn Stucky, one of the finest and most original screen printers making work today, traded me a piece of his fine art for this fish. Since then, he's screen printed t-shirts with the fish, and printed him in edible ink on rice paper. All this, though unexpected, makes me quite happy.)

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Uploaded on December 6, 2006