Friday, November 5, 2010
Tonnage or Tom the Snail
My newest entry for the upcoming "Grind" show introduces us to Sam the snail... Nope, too much alliteration. He's Tom the snail and he's pissed. You can't tell though because he keeps it all bottled up. In fact he looks rather docile at the moment(Docile. Another great word. Not as great as tonnage though. Tonnage sounds like a karate chop to the spleen, so it wins.) What's he so upset about? Look at that shell. That is the Winnebago of snail shells. And as my friend Shadna says "he's got a heart on" or at least he will if he keeps up the good work. I think he's pissed because he doesn't know what the hell that black swan is doing. You never do with black swans. They're all mysterious like that and sometimes they eat snails. So thats kinda lame.
Right now you're wondering why I haven't addressed the fact that his eye and lips are coming off. Maybe that's what's got Tom all riled up. Nope. As usual, art is all about deeper meanings... Meaning, I don't know. I'm not a snail scientist.
Anyway check back later when I learn everything about everything for a detailed explanation on the physiology of snails.
photography by Desarae Lee patron saint of snails and skateboards.