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Titan arum

The Corpse Flower is freakishly large and smells bad, by all accounts. I haven’t seen or smelled one in real life. It is on my mind today, though, as it is extraordinarily phallic ┬áin appearance.

I came to a point today where the most logical next move was to add a penis to a particular painting. This is, after all, a show inspired by animus. For it to be entirely dickless would be strange. But the last time I showed a painting that included a penis- an ambiguous shape that MAY have been a penis, really- I annoyed a bunch of people at a church. The painting was hidden in a closet. So I hesitate.

In a compromise that some might call a pussy move – okay, now I’ve offended everyone I might know so thank gourd nobody reads this blog- I am thinking about letting phallic flowers stand in for penises. But it may too coy and smarmy and clever. I don’t know.

In the meantime, nothing large is finished but slow progress continues.