Mysticism in Woolf’s Waves

If Woolf creates art through the mystic’s intuition then she, like Yeats, should illustrate a sacrifice of ego in her texts which amounts to an absorption of consciousness into something more obscure and perhaps more significant. In The Waves Woolf juxtaposes consciousness with the natural flux of the ocean tide.


Of Girls and Meat: The Art of Mark Ryden

The aspect of Ryden's work that tugged on me most aggressively was his integration of children -- particularly prepubescent, white girls -- and meat.  His "The Gay '90s" portfolio seems to piggy-back on his earlier "The Meat Show" works in which slabs of meat -- primarily fat rib-eyes -- connote a kind of religiosity.