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Andy Warhol(a), 1962, Wal-Mart, & the Redemption of the Masculine
by Brock A. Shaver

Friday, September 29, 2006
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Massive forces of psyche and Time, Self and place, purpose and the Infinite. The Creation in Time.

Altered perception. Andy Warhol. 1962. Wal-Mart begins. Marilyn Monroe dies. The summer of 1962.

Where were you in '62?

I was being born.

Shift in perception. Campbell soup cans as art. Business juggernaut begins. A star dies, an icon is born. Iconography. The death of narrative. Second Vatican Council. The Church dies. Campbell soup cans as art. 1962.


Control. Self. God. Art. Waiting for the perception. Alter the meaning. Reflection. Mirror. The truth staring at you. Reflection. The Campbell soup can. Who we are. Meaning. Concept. The Factory. Wealth and working class. No middle class. That was the mass-produced product. Production, reproduction, the silk screen. Andy Warhol. Gay. No reproduction. Let the screwed-up play in the factory and see what happens. Art. Who we are. God. Is. Only meaning. Who we are. Meaning. Artificial. Manipulation. Control. Mind seeking meaning. Art. Still. Andy. Moves into movies. Still movies. 'The stress of not moving.'

2006. The music video. Staccato. Overdrive. Images. In nano seconds. Can't be still. Busy-ness. The flow. Of money. Power. From marketing. Can't stop. Who are we? Art. If you're still. 'The stress of not moving.' Bondage. Freedom. What dominates us? What is dominant? Mind or wisdom? Can't let go... of the ledge. Can't let go of money. Survival. 2006. Let go of Wal-Mart. No money. God. Falling. Shaman awakening. Buddhist consciousness. Jesus is. Singular. The Prophet described civilized man. Echoes of the breach in Hindu pain.

Self. No Self. God is All. What is. Revelation. No space or time. Nothing to hang onto. Armed with All. Allow to speak. Each one. Speak. What comes from each person's stillness. What is. Them. Stillness. The meaning in the stillness. When allowed to speak.

Silk screen. Andy Warhol. Paint through mesh. Through silk worms web. Natural production. Reproduction. Mass production. Campbell soup cans and Marilyn Monroe, dead. A memory. A personal idea, mass produced. Second Vatican Council. Why bother. Art left Rome. Left Paris. Went to New York. 9/11. Icon. Then dust. Memory. Then icon. Madness. Mujahadeen into Taliban. Nato into Soviet defeat. Churn. Butter. The cream rises to the surface. Wisdom yet again. And again. And again. Vietnam. 1962. A generation. Lost. Big Bang. Baby boomer. Global warming. A Campbell soup can. Survival. Reproduction. Mass production. Sex. Money. Madonna. Woman. Feminine. Wisdom. Masculine. Energy. Reverse. Sex. Money. Mass production. Reproduction. Woman with an erection. Neutred Church. No reproduction. Celibate priests. Little boys. Gay. No reproduction. Mass production. Souls. The Circle. Inversion. Coming around. Stillness. Of the forest. Art is. Still. God is. All. Religion is. Man. Second Vatican Council. Wal-Mart. 1962. I was born. Birth control pills. Microprocessor. Cuban missile crisis. JFK fucked Marilyn. Both dead. Gorbachev gave up. We're alive. A little bit longer. In this. Global warming. Global warning. Global storming. Global borning. Can't see. Can't let go. Time. Hold on. Andy. Campbell soup can. This was the future. Forgotten history. No connection. Too distracted. Music video. Can't stand still. Icon. Connection. Meaning. Art standing still, for a moment. Advertising impression. Racism against Muslims. Racism against fat. Racism against tobacco. The killers. Death. Pain. Need aspirin. Must do. Busy-ness. Bourgeois. Busy-ness. Change. Constant. Can't stop. Lose money. Hostile. Darwin. Reality. Animals. Death. Survival of the fittest. Stop Marilyn. Photograph. Silk screen. Paint. Who we are. What color? Choose. It is still the same photograph.

'The world remains flat. Place be known. Gather. Gather.'

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Reviewed by John Domino 6/3/2008
Nice. A Painting of America in the mind. We lok around - what do we see? Everything was created from an idea someone once had. Then they made it a reality. That is what God did with flowers and birds among other things. Life is a mystery we see like and create history.


John Michael
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 2/22/2007
I think I need a good old fashioned can of Cambells Chicken and Noodle Soup by now!
What a write!
I enjoyed this frantic, sequencial and seemingly chaotic, bulleted style!
Excellent write!
Nice to meet you!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Crissy Foster 2/8/2007
This piece puts to much stress on the human conciousness. It makes me want to own an Island so I never have to deal with any of it. I figure a nice place where all of mankind is very far away, That would be the perfect place!
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 2/3/2007
a magnificent collage of the remains of scenarios long passed..dead and forgotten..
You have an interesting mind..give us more..

bte..Welcome to AD..glad to have you here..

Reviewed by Deborah Russell 1/19/2007
Interesting process - mantras for humanity lost.
You must have seen the Warhol documentary on PBS, a few
months ago.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 10/21/2006
Sounds like a Gathering of the Clans...or is it surreal cans..
A bit like Qunatum Physics in reverse..
Take a bow..master magician..

Reviewed by Kenny Baez 9/29/2006
Nice short sentences, and definitely a poem to ponder over a can of campbells. :-)
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