Friday, August 20, 2010

Mad Max Beyond the Snarkodome



The Bellman’s seamanship was much disparaged by Sir David Beatty at the Battle of Jutland, when he remarked that there was something bloody wrong with our ships today.

Alas, to what depths had Great Britain sunk to when its ships were put to sea with men such as the Bellman at the bridge! Such was the inevitable decay of empire, especially an empire beset by the seductive sea sirens of Nonsense …

The snarking of a ship is not a pretty sight and it is no wonder that certain German artists, themselves veterans of the Great War, were still haunted by the sight many years afterwards … and so, this Indo-Germanic artist continues their oedipal tradition of poking oneself in the eyes with a bit of sharp maritime cross-hatching.