William of The Nile
by Steven McCabe
The Pharaoh taught William
How to manipulate
& William Blake taught The Pharaoh
How to bake with plums,
& How to shake free from ever-unchanging
The skin of the plum
As deep and dark as royal magic.
(I do not own the copyright to the original images/ William Blake artwork/ the art of ancient Egypt, nor do I claim such. I have created a new digital work for purposes of parody or commentary under fair use provisions.)
I have been struggling to find time to devote to writing good comments to all you have been posting, Steven. This one is a jewel for sure, though, and worth the effort. That first image is flawless in its new-unification, like it was always meant to be that way with its progressive rolling march from West to East. The idea of a portal in the deep of the purple skin of the plum, has a plumb-ness to it- straight with royal dignity. How interesting is this vision. I find myself responding well to the absurdity and the seriousness at once, each making the other possible. Good work, Steven! Good surrealism.
Hi Jack, Thank you for finding the time. It’s difficult I know. I appreciate the connections you are making within this piece and how you open those connections with a muscular interpretation. You see new sides to the coin, turning it over, even what it’s made of.
Wonderful and very funny.
Glad you enjoyed this, Richard! And found some humour also!
Still life with plums! Brilliant and so much quirky beauty.
Still life with plums. Indeed. ha. Thank you.