The Red Thing
Music-inspired digital painting, 1998, by Chris Wayan
An abstract. Well, almost. You're looking down on a landscape of forests and seas with a reddish, snowcapped volcano in the middle... and something red and scalloped twisting across the countryside. Is it like the Great Wall, or a Red Road, a path full of life-blood, a good path to follow?
I painted it while listening to the Talking Heads' song The Good Thing, but I sang the words wrong:
Mysterious curve exists between me and the Good Thing.|
I compass myself and sense my inclination;
Tentative trust keeps me bending in the right direction;
Local distortion is met with a heart full of the Good Thing.
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