Friday, November 10, 2006

The Black Swan

My latest painting I decided to entitle with the Latin name Cygnus Atratus when I learned that the term Black Swan had another meaning. A black swan is a unpredictable event that defies prediction: its very unexpectedness helps create the conditions for it to occur. Since I finished it on election day I felt that through power of the karmic transcendental universe I had unwittingly caused the thumping we took that fateful day. But, then again, the results were really not that unpredictable were they? By definition Nov 7th 2006 was not a black swan.

I hope you enjoy this painting. It is from a photo I personally took when visiting the Duluth Zoo in the summer of 2006.

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Timothy Birdnow said...

You are quite an artist, Craig! Excellent!