"I cannot live without books." -- Thomas Jefferson

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Portraits of the Artists by a Young Man

I copied this image of Joyce from a photograph at the Vanity Fair exhibit at LACMA.

Here is a quote from Ulysses that I memorized as soon as I read it: "I see the ruin of all space, shattered glass and toppling masonry, and time one livid final flame."

Right now I'm reading Cormac's Blood Meridian. I have to wash my hands each time I put it down, the pages are so blood soaked. It is an epic unlike anything I've ever read before. Within the pages I'm riding with a gang of bloodthirsty marauders, so vial and unrepentant that I find myself often unable to justify why I don't simply put down the book to let the madness end.... Instead I read on, an accessory to their crimes.


Caroline said...

I love these drawings! Keep them coming... maybe we need a feature on these? Perhaps we should have your poetry bumper stickers up as well...they are good stuff, too!

Anonymous said...

I hear the ruin, to be exact.