“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Vegetarian Expressionism

My friend Deborah White just put me on to the expressionist art of Sue Coe, whose book Dead Meat looks like it's going to be on my shelf quite soon. She's a disturbing artist—not for the squeamish. But putting the death and gothic horror back into meat is going to be disturbing, isn't it? I'm particularly keen to find the images of ghosts of animals chasing humans. More soon.

1 comment:

Scu said...

I'm a big fan of that book. Sad it is out of print. Tell us all what you think when you get it.