Monday, August 14, 2006

Down deep

The pearl on my necklace has pealed, it's just cream coloured plastic now. I slunk around the Brian Jungen exhibition. It was very crowded, and I don't like places like that. The work was amazing. Especially the three enormous 'skeletons' hung from the ceiling. Made from generic white plastic chairs. Made up as he went along. Very prehistoric, sea monsterish. Here's a picture of one:


Ever since I was young I've had a deep fascination with sea monsters. The kind with the long neck, often seen on old maps. The kind that were around when mermaids were. I love the idea of sailing out so far, no land in sight, miles and miles and miles below you. Diving off, treading water, free and vulnerable. Like an offering. Anything could swoop up from the depths and whisk you away to another world.

7 Comments:

Blogger dave said...

if i can't see or touch the bottom it's very difficult to control my irrational panic.

7:47 PM  
Blogger tui said...

I think it's less scary to lie on your back, there's something about two dangling legs... silent, kicking, sihouetted against the surface of the water, I can't help seeing it from a shark's perspective, thanks to a chidhood of hollywood shark attack movies.

9:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Tui!
You probably already know this, but sea monsters certainly do still exist:

http://www.tonmo.com/science/public/giantsquidfacts.php

Love your writing!
-eric

1:46 PM  
Anonymous elliott said...

I love Tui. I wan't to make babies with her.

5:08 AM  
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8:35 AM  
Blogger Lx said...

me tui.

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Very Reverend Ace Clemmons, Jr. said...

Tui:

the words "pearl", "necklace", and "cream" should not be used in one sentance unless your writing porn!!

the very.

1:37 PM  

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