PRINT May 1991


AN ELLIPTICAL CORONA of ultramarine pigment defines a territory. Within this terrain are three distinct circular realms. At the center, a tall tapered shaft is articulated with black and white increments. Here, outlined by a stark white halo of plowed dust, is laid a plot of fertile humus. Tethered to the shaft, standing on this dark earth, is a magnificent live bullock. This creature is celebrated, his hide bleached with flour, his horns gilded. On either side, separated by the corona’s floor of raked red sand, are piled round mounds of matter. A multitude of huge marble eggs forms a contrast to the opposite polarity, a conical pyre, a bramble of charred wood and walking canes engulfing a handwrought and corroded copper sphere.

Aware of the moment only, stoic against the tension levied from the polar extremities of the great enclosure, the nobility that is the bullock arbitrates from the

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