Homage to Jean and Niki. Watercolor and ink drawing by R Young. Sketch of a junk sculpture inspired by the work of Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle constructed on Point Youx, Chandeleur County, by Dédé Barthez.
Inscription on the base of Homage to Jean and Niki
I know what this means
I sweat and swear I do, yet
It has been demonstrated
By their willingness
To love a dish of love and clarity
That what actually lies beneath
And gives courage to them
Interpretation of the Inscription
I mean, it’s like this friend of mine, Young Dorain Smith, selling marriage at the list price of $3 who was released from County Lockup on probation recently. He is free, yes free, like monks in monasteries which are still the very embodiment of all that survives of tantric practice here in Chandeleur, where crankpots dictate great treatises to share with groovy people that Young Dorain Smith met with forceful confrontation and prodigiously for the best of possible reasons with paintings and sketches of Natural Skin while them sages were-a offering the indignant fortitude of absolution for sins never assuaged or even existing in the glory of time without beginning, end, or meaning.
I swear I used to know
What all of this implied.
I used to know what I stood for.
I was awake with conflicts
I threw away all my copies
of The Lotus Palace.
I had to face the truth that
You can only train them like dis
Lost in the supra-mundane void
I recall pre-events in the darkness where
How you too can have
An elephant in your parlor!
Or who the flexible giant really is
Being out of print since 1879!
The black thigh line triangular
On the lyre of tyrannies
Whatever political rant it
Runs by the author of
While he danced a dance
Of Love and clarity.
Text by R Young.
But let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.
–Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums