Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Why I stay on LSD.


The Collected Poetry of Malcolm Lowry



two carboys connected by a naval collar form the cyclopian cornerstones of the table / their contents are unknown (wine, oil, garum)?


At one end of the arrangement (the larger carboy) a blue lapis guardian stands his legs and arms become a single enormous hand which reaches


under the length of the construction / you can see his blue fingers curving upward around the smaller carboy


his head is reduced to a complex sliding socket, a cavity which holds a bone like object whose flared end is captured in symmetric travels /


the free end of the lever seems phallic but not overtly so / in fact / the unit might be a pipe for smoking / the hot end becoming visually


the mouth of the guardian


One imagines walking up and sucking smoke from the side of its head / that smoke then being its speech


but visually something else is going on, the pipe trapped in the socket is also on of the horns of another figure


a decadent minotaur typist who bows at the waist over the carboy table


the keyboard is laid seemingly haphazardly across a complicated sink or tub which is installed atop the carboy setup, rendering this


not so much table as 'totemic sink desk' or bureau d'évier totémique a gap for linguistic play in several languages seems apt


the minotaur's body is reminiscent of a tube of toothpaste (tub / tube)


There is a flanged groin ring which captures seemingly in the IO conduit of the keyboard which made of metal perhaps


leaves the screen vertically and resembles the architecture of bridges. in fact, it resembles an elongated "Aleph" of stylized bull-head A


The keyboard had a ribbed rubber cone, or touch nipple which seems prescient seeing as how the painting was painted in 1972


The blue guardian's groin flange "plate" is laid around a fang-like extrusion of the keyboard, and the blue guardian seems to be


laying his penis across it, but the connection is obscured by an ambiguous instrument


this instrument calls to mind certain ideas of tensegrity in design


At one end it has a primitive foot, like a pipe head, the other, in a more campy turn, is a pointed arrow head, to accompany the minotaur's


devilish red cartoon color


The horn which the minotaur shares visually in a pair with the lapis guardian is connected to a bone ring which is threaded by a prehensile


nose / which sniffs the ambiguous penis atop the keyboard plate


And the blue guardian himself may only be another version of the totemic sink turned upright / being rendered as some "shift" in perception


coupled to a shift in purpose


Please judge a book by its coven.