Monday, February 15, 2010

Where Will It All End?

Quadruped of indeterminate zoological origin; detail, Where Will It All End?, tempera on paper (1993). The full work, previously unpublished, was reproduced in The Sweetly Diabolic Art of Jim Flora (page 66). The rest of the painting is no less disconcerting.

Flora was 79 at the time. Many of his 1990s works betray a wobbly hand. Bold ideas continued to flow from the artist's hallucinatory imagination, but the brushwork was less meticulous than in previous decades.


Ernie said...

I'm thinking this is where they got the idea for the Philly Phanatic. Maybe?

J.D. King said...

It will end where it began: at the finish.