Saturday, December 10, 2011
The Insane Root
Were such things here as we do speak about?
Or have we eaten on the insane root
That takes the reason prisoner?
~William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1.3.83)
The original drawing is from 1977 and was done for my high school's annual creative arts publication, The Insane Root. It was used as the frontis piece. I always get a little bit giddy every time I see it; I remain very fond of it.
The inspiration came from a guest on the Merv Griffin show, which I watched every afternoon after school. He was showing off some of his drawings, one of which was "tessellated" faces. He referred to it as wallpaper.
I wish I could remember who it was. Alas, memory is the second thing to go...