Sunday, July 06, 2008

Creation Myth


Bill Reid's sculpture The Raven and The First Men, showing part of a Haida creation myth. The Raven represents the Trickster figure common to many mythologies. The work is in the University of British Columbia Museum of Anthropology, Vancouver.

* "In Northwest coast art, perhaps more than in any other art, there's an impulse to push things as far as possible."

* "Haida artists worked mostly within a rigid, formal system, but occasionally burst out and did crazy, wild things which out-crazied the other people of the coast."

* "They weren't bound by the silly feeling that it's impossible for two figures to occupy the same space at the same time."

Bill Reid

4 comments:

You know who said...

Minxo,

You sad, silly porcine simpleton. You make me laugh. I quiver with laughter at your blatant, foolish, passive aggressive remarks and suggestions. My, my piggy, you think that the use of a name like "minxo" or "minxie" is sexist do ya? Well, I think the real sexist on the McCarthy forum is you, hungry. Like a closeted homosexual male who viciously accosts other gays with names like 'fag' or 'filthy homosexuals' you dear, are a lover of the oppressed, cowardly status-quo female. This should not strike anyone here as strange, for anyone who knows of your silly, trite meanderings and accusations is well aware that entering into arguments of this kind with a cow like yourself, is as foolish as your tortured pool of gray matter, you coward.
For the record, your passive aggressive remarks are among the most heightened in the world of bullshittery and nonsense, the most vapid and insignificant. For that you deserve a hand, or in your case, a hoof.
Take heart, pig, your ample form may carry you through the streets in an upright bipeda manner but at heart you are little more than some hunched over lesser ape.
One last note, pig. You accused me of refraining from posting comments which I know will be deleted. You suggested, pig, that I was afraid to take part in exchanges of that kind. Might I remind you, MINXO, that I once suggested your father's sperm tainted, inadequate explaining, perhaps, why your writing and your mind occupy that region of senility common to lesser species. On another occasion, MINXIE, I toyed with the idea that you were a syphilitic and that said disease was, perhaps, responsible for your layman's view of Moby Dick, Melville and McCarthy. Recall that, do you?
You fatuous, unremarkable sloth. When I look over the timelines of history, down the halls of records and see the great contributions by MAN, I simply squawk with laughter when pondering the place of WOMEN, particularly women like yourself. I suppose, Minx, that some have to bear along the young and prepare the foodstuffs. Har, har, har.
A toast to Candied Minx. 'Never a better sweater, never a finer whiner, three cheers to the effete hereford, now who shall dine on her?' Mooo-Moooo-Mooo-Oink.

Candy Minx said...

Wow, thanks for visiting my blog! I always welcome comments and more visitors, especially a high brow Cormac McCarthy fan. Lucky me.

Red said...

I wish I had as much time on my hands as some of the people who comment on your blog, Candy!

* (asterisk) said...

Candy, you know all the best people! And s/he even name-checked my place of birth. Wonder if s/he pronounces it correctly, or instead like Robert De Niro does in Ronin.