Entamoeba Histolytica (2008)

After a little haitus from painting, I’m back in the saddle and have decided to extend my collection of Human Pathogens.

Entamoeba Histolytica is a unicellular organism which causes Amoebic Dysentry. I’ve painted three of them here, all in the excystation phase, where cells with multiple nuclei split apart and rapidly infect the host.

From wikipedia:

Symptoms can include fulminating dysentery, diarrhea, weight loss, fatigue, and abdominal pain. The amoeba can actually ‘bore’ into the intestinal wall, causing lesions and intestinal symptoms, and it may reach the blood stream. From there, it can reach different vital organs of the human body, usually the liver, but sometimes the lungs, brain, spleen, etc. A common outcome of this invasion of tissues is a liver abscess, which can be fatal if untreated.

Acrtylic and mixed media on canvas 600mm x 600mm

No timelapse film this time, my tripod was out on loan.

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Surfin’ Bird – Radiohead

it seems my Marilyn Manson video was quite popular. Here’s another in a similar vein – this time Thom Yorke displaying some rather spectacular dancing. Enjoy.

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Aphorisms al fresco

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting the late great Ivor Cutler on a couple of occassions. At one of these meetings he gave me some of his stickers, and always vowed to create some of my own. (I kept the stickers in my wallet for years, until I lost them when being held up at gun-point in LA.)

So, inspired by Cutler, I created some images of pertinent philosophical aphorisms and sent them off to moo to be printed.

At the moment they’re mostly going up in places of contemplation, such as urinals and condom machines.

“There are no facts, only interpretations” – Friedrich Nietzsche

"Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall" - Friedrich Nietzsche
“Pardon me, my friends, I have ventured to paint my happiness on the wall” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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