The Plot Against Art, Part 1

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

By Dr Lasha Darkmoon
September 19, 2009

“Never before have so few been in a position to make fools, maniacs or criminals of so many.” HG Wells, The Shape of Things to Come.

I’ll begin with a confession: I am a failed artist. Ever since I can remember, I have wanted to paint. The only thing that stopped me was lack of talent. The first time I did a self-portrait, checking with the mirror in my bedroom to see how I was getting on, my mother put an abrupt end to my artistic ambitions by exclaiming, “Gosh, what a cute little chimp!”

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