puppets on parade
i haven't been kidnapped from my life as an animal i've been displaced in the development of a mutant brain and its vices my instincts buried in the wilderness just like my other fellow monkeys but i am no longer like them though they are like me i've been given this thing this jewel this crown this idol of more-than-a-monkey and i am playing the stage for this hallucinogenic theater that's been actualized as real conducting tantrums between murder and suicide trying hard to be serious straining to be taken seriously to be thought of as more-than-a-monkey look at me i look like an elf in a damn costume... I AM A MONKEY DAMMIT! don't they know this what has happened to them this solemn belief in these petrified lies of modern living can they not see this or do they not care do they not have that thing that thread of honesty thing that tells them this whole great big thing is one great big lie and the truth has really just been a thief of survival if you're born into a lie would you know it would you question it and upon questioning it would you reject it and upon rejecting it would you base your life around that rejection or would you simply allow it to run the show no matter how fucked it was DAMMIT! the rug has been swept and left us spineless lifeless the few that have retained their instincts sent to the alleys like pariahs staved off and silenced cuffed and brought into the system we have been robbed of the good life hell we don't even know what the good life is or what that would even look like nature will run its course nature will correct all foibles nature will teach us what we haven't been able to teach ourselves that we are not the things beset upon us stripping us from our costumes and our costume life our crowns our cages our executions and executioners our hells... and heavens the moment we realize the brief silence in what we're missing our precious life nature will prevail by LORIN DREXLER
Los Angeles, California
Amy Ning was born in Tokyo and moved to Los Angeles with her family in 1973. She studied art at California State University, Long Beach earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration. Her work has been in various publications, product packaging, billboards, film, and children’s books. While an illustrator for the Orange County Register, Amy’s work was honored by the Society for News Design, Print Magazine, and Society of Illustrators, Los Angeles.
Away from her computer, Amy enjoys running, biking, and walking. She is a mother of two sons.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a poetic journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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