We have probably no less than a million of these in Calgary, but they're all unaccredited...

The boy didn't believe me, no one ever does, it gets annoying after awhile, so I made him read the artist's statement:

You can imagine the artist knocking on the door of the residence, asking permission to exhibit her artwork on their lawn, and it all goes from there...

Pornocrates, 1878

What's not to like? Find more of his work here: Link to Felicien Rops Google Image Search

Ketamine, getting a lot of press, the dissociative qualities of which were curious to me and so I lined some up and gave it a try.

Now the most notable thing - that sense of bi-location, being outside yourself, being both here and there, which - somewhat, not entirely, simulates an out of body experience, and music - wonderful and weird music playing on my youtube that the next day I can't find for the life of me. And - to add to the wonder of the bi-location, the friends I'm partying with report me in two places at once - as if I really was...

I found it curious, but not particularly worthwhile. Don't need to try that one twice...

 

And, in the whirlwind tour I spotted this in a thrift shop:

There is so much wrong with it - and I'm not referring to the competence of the artist - that I can't even begin. But what really unnerves me is the familiarity of the woman - I know her from someplace - is it Sam from Sex and the City? Or someone I used to work with? I don't know but it haunts me in the worst of all possible ways...