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Facing Your Demons

The first thing to say about “Demons” is that if you do not face them down, they do not go away. In fact un-faced demons have a tendency to multiply and grow. 443 more words


Sketch_Danse Macabre

“Who the fool, who the wise?
Who the beggar or the emperor?
whether rich or poor,
In Death, we are

A la, danse macabre! 61 more words


Komm tanz mit mir: Laibach in Berghain, Berlin

We’re a stone’s throw from the Berlin Wall and a blood-soaked axe-swastika is spinning behind five silhouettes in strobe-lit slow motion, grinding out 10 factories’ worth of industrial clatter. 1,070 more words

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Teaching the Danse Macabre

One of the symbols we focused on in class was the dance macabre, which supplements the History course’s focus on the Plague and the Middle Ages.   426 more words


Danse Macabre

I am working on a new series now inspired by a medieval allegory called the Dance of Death. Above is a scanned image of an unfinished line drawing for the first of the group, “The Knight”.

Line Drawing

A most macabre tomb in Lincoln Cathedral

At first, it looks like just another effigy.  A man in bishop’s robes carved in stone lies in peaceful repose, one hand raised in blessing, his head guarded by an angel.  898 more words

Funerary Symbolism