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   CaliforniaMama  Tuesday Aug 27 07:31 PM

August 27, 2013 - The Peacock










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Roth’s peacocks are bejeweled examples of the unnatural ways in which humans mimic nature. The splendor of the male peacock, long a symbol of vanity and self-importance, has the biological function of attracting a mate. Roth’s peacocks are bedecked with an avalanche of bling: fake fingernails, barrettes, false eyelashes, and nail polish—all ways in which humans (largely females) manipulate and falsify nature, perhaps with the intent to attract their own mate.. At first glance, the birds are humorous parodies of human vanity. At the same time, the aggression of their poses is undeniable. In Roth’s hands, beauty has an underlying current of danger, and vanity becomes violent.
From the catalog of an upcoming show at the Wendi Norris Gallery in San Francisco, called The Flight of the Dodo, by Laurel Roth.

These pieces from the artist's wood carved series are also to be shown:




Sundae  Wednesday Aug 28 06:16 AM

Yes, yes yes.
I'm have one of those when I win the lottery.

Gosh that's gorgeous. Even if it's stance looks like the ubiquitous '70s fighting cocks people used to have on their walls.



Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 28 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Sundae View Post
...like the ubiquitous '70s fighting cocks people used to have on their walls.
eh...whatsthatnow?


Gravdigr  Wednesday Aug 28 09:11 AM

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Sundae did remind me that I had one of these:

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I knew you were just dying to know...

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Sundae  Wednesday Aug 28 01:52 PM

Rah! Good hat, Grav.

In hindsight, I think the fighting cock wall decorations came from Spain. They typified a time when Brits were going abroad on package holidays (air travel, hotels and board all covered.)

And yes, the 'rents had them.



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