Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Chromacrophage –2018 – oil on canvas – 24" x 30" x 0.75" (60.96cm x 76.2cm x 1.91cm)
Que vois-je remuer autour de ce Gibet?
Is it a many-eyed potato, or a photograph of a potato bought for $1,000,000?
Is it the spirit of a child chasing her fancy, shredded ironically to an increased value?
Or is it a stainless-steel balloon dog wrought large for those with hideous uses for their disposable income?
No, it is a macrophage swimming in vain across lymphatic tissue, tirelessly seeking to destroy that which would destroy us on a cellular level, a bio-machine unaware that we’ve already digitized our own destruction.