"Woman with her Throat Cut" by Alberto Giacometti

MEMORABILIA

A good girl, Daisy followed her mother into that art gallery because she’d insisted they needed to get a bit of culture. All around the first room there were pictures that to Daisy’s eyes seemed much too alike. In the next room the pictures also appeared to be nearly but not quite identical. Room after room…

"Onions" by Auguste Renoir

A LIGHT TOUCH

It is naive to assume that what a painter represents or a writer proses on about is, in fact, their passion, the craving that fuels their productivity. Some artists, for instance, pretend to paint a pear, a mountain, or the feathered decoration on a hat when their primal subject is actually the light that is…

"The Yardstick" by Soizik Meister

LIFE EXPECTANCY

Every day he was to measure the ocean. On the first day they had explained the necessity of his task. Very important to the future of mankind. Data and progress are like the chicken and the egg. For the first year he had understood, for most of the first year. He had been thrilled by the…

"A Man Perceived by a Flea" by Steven Campell

BIOREVERSITY

to:  Gaia 4736 from:  Biological Statistics & Intelligence re:  Galapagos reclamation project Attached is our report on the reproductive cycle of the resident homo sapien variant, homo plunderus. Unfortunately, we were unable to assemble a similar body of data on the other, more common, migratory variant, homo vulgaris.  During the last recording period an estimated…

"Self-Portrait in a Black Hat" by Charley Toorop

TRACES OF SPRING

She had begun to notice little signs: white spots on the shower walls and sometimes on her glasses, the rising of the hair upon her arms, tiny sparks running like baby alligators across her eyelids when she stood up. Miniature fireworks. A private show. Last week there had been scattered glitter – purple and green…