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May 11, 2011


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Sometimes when Im drawing something odd, my wife tells me "I don't get it". Then I always answer "there's noting to get".
Somehow there's always an ambition to understand things.

Marc Johns

An ambition to understand things -- well said! It's so true. Our rational minds are always trying to solve the puzzle. But what if there is no solution? What if the whole point is to remain in a state of absurdity? My argument is that so much of the world we have created doesn't make any sense, so I often feel compelled to make drawings that reflect that.


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Living without an aim is like sailing without a compass.

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