Monday, November 10, 2008

One for the Mütter Museum

Untitled tempera on card stock, dated 6/42. Hydra-headed mutants abound during this transitional period in Flora's life. Just a few months earlier he had departed his native Ohio and relocated to Connecticut to take a job with the Columbia Records art department under Alex Steinweiss.

Actually, Flora never outgrew multi-headed mutants with bonus appendages. They recur in every period of his artistic life.

2 comments:

J.D. King said...

Whoa! More great stuff every time I tune in!

Laura L. said...

That's no dicephalus or tricephalus; why, it appears to be either a heptcephalus, octcephalus, or noncephalus with a plethora of parasitic limbs!