Cherub, scarab, and arse…

But first…
Dulltown, UK/Europe: Today’s financial forecast is for people to alternately clutch banknotes to their chests and jingle their coins in their pockets.

Here’s a photo from last year, it was probably taken round about October time.
I snapped it in the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool when I drifted in after looking at a pretty good Op Art show in the Tate there.
Me, I quite like traditional old marble statues. I’m always amazed that humans can actually make such things out of such a hard and spiteful material. You would have to be very careful with your chiselling – one slip of the hammer and the whole bloody thing would be ruined – apparently it was really bad form to glue bits back on. Just imagine Michelangelo’s back yard full of almost complete Davids, but all of them with odd bits inadvertently chipped off when he’d been at the vino in the afternoon…

‘Yes dear?’
‘Where are you?’
‘I’m in the shower… What are you doing?’
‘Oh, I’m just toying with my scarab.’
‘With your what?’
‘My scarab.’
‘Oh, that’s alright then… Hey!…’
‘Yes mum?’
‘Does my bum look big from out there?’
‘No mum, it looks fine…’
‘Good boy!…’

About Dave Whatt

Grumpy old surrealist artist, musician, postcard maker, bluesman, theatre set designer, and debonair man-about-town. My favourite tools are the plectrum and the pencil...
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2 Responses to Cherub, scarab, and arse…

  1. Sharon Mann says:

    a good chuckle this morning Dave, I’ve wondered too about the marble sculpting mistakes, there must have been a huge marble trash heap for practice rocks.

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