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Thomas Brodhead – American, born 1968 – Translucent Bloom –2021 – oil on canvas – 24" x 24" x 1.25" (60.96cm x 60.96cm x 3.18cm)
What blooms bright against a gray zeitgeist? Colored cellophane will bring cheer to any home staged for pandemic purchase, indeed, but note: Any hint of false optimism is rendered transparent. Collective angst looms on the horizon in block formation, spread by an electronic avian whose main characters suffer daily pillories from all four corners of the world...’round? Shouldn’t we resist our infantile urges to smear one another with 5G feces? Mustn’t we smother despair with delusion? Nah, come on...let lemmings lead the way, but do pause with Ferdinand now and then to smell the flowers.