Thursday, March 19, 2009
“Bear in a snow storm” by S; Cotton and paint blotter on colored paper
A lot of young artists have gone this “insignificant point in a vast, cold universe” route. But what makes this piece so unique and in my mind, transcendent, is the choice of “Bear” as self. Consider: Bears are never in snowstorms, they hibernate. By placing the Bear (read: self) in the middle of such a juxtaposed context, the artist makes a powerful statement about the “fish out of water” nature of our existence. Equal parts true, painful and comic, we’re merely passerbys in a borrowed world created not by nor for us.