Thursday, February 25, 2010

I Got The Mime in Me

I Got The Mime in Me

A. Fishman, signed artist
Freshman Art -Section 7-6 (Acrylic on Canvas 16"X20")
ca. 1979
Clownism, Mimeism

Speaking the universal language of teen alienation, this work explores the duality of the personea. It asks "are we 'young adults' as the library reading selections tell us we are, or old mustached men in these formative years?"

Yet Fishman's work also speaks volumes to each who see it and experience its cathartic questioning: Are our performances in the "theatre of human pathos" that of mere mortals performing stationary tasks as mute players in a grander scheme? Or are we all - behind closed doors and free of the invisible boxes that constrict our daily lives - pariahs yearning to communicate what we are otherwise inarticulate to say?

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