it started off with an idea to do a series on the sabbath with the idea that we need to get out of our little boxes and into more natural rhythms. i've always been intrigued by the phenomenon of adult male dissociation, particularly as it is encouraged by our working lives, driven and exhausted. it is the expression of anti-anticipation or despair. i can't claim credit for the nifty subtitle, i got that from nathan coley's brilliant piece that came out sometime last year. anyhow, it's a simple yet disturbing series of four that i don't think i'll be adding to any time soon. it's currently on display at folktown counseling, where the therapist wisely opted to hang it in the hallway, as opposed to the room where he sits with clients. you can see individual close up's at my art website.
"Anticipation: There Will Be No Miracles Here"
India Ink Illustration on Walnut Ink Wash
Copyright: Phil Nellis, 2008