Friday, June 26, 2009

Excerpt from: Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut

I will be very interested in peoples critique of this image. I find myself personally liking the visuals that are more abstract in thought and less literal in interpretation. This one follows the camp of abstract but I will defend it as being a very successful visual interpretations of the submitted passage. So here is "Evolutionary Teething", Chapter Nine of the Book Passages Series. Enjoy, digest and comment. Thanks.

Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut:
Speaking of teeth: there have never been dentists on Santa Rosalia or any other human colonies on the Galapagos Islands. As would have been the case a million years ago, a typical colonist can expect to be edentate by the time he or she is thirty years old, having suffered many skull-cracking toothaches on the way. And this is more than a blow to mere vanity, surely since teeth set in living gums are now people's only tools.

Really, Except for their teeth, people now have no tools at all.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this one--you're right, it's a perfect visual represention of the passage, but not literal. Really well done, as usual...

Holley

Jane Konkel said...

OK meat on chain, creeeeeeepy. Upon closer inspection dentures, amusing, but still creeepy. Curious? If I look even closer will the incisors and canines be missing. Interesting to think of our teeth as tools. Very primitive. Very base. Did I mention creepy?

Bill Zuback said...

Creepy seems to be the word that comes to mind most, so far, from a few of the viewers. I do enjoy the hmmm factor that is seems to raise. Thanks Jane.

Holley, Thanks for the comment. Thanks especially for the nice one you left on my CricketToes article. I respect and love your art so I always enjoy your thoughts.