Perhaps it's the contrast between the artist's earlier work--drizzled surfaces distinguished by their striking metallic sheen and dazzling chromatics--and his most recent series that casts the new work as a meditation on the grimmer aspects of our cultural climate, or as emblematic of the homuncular
, resistant postures we are compelled to strike therein.
29) That correspondence may be schematic and visual--the homuncular
shape of mandrake comes to mind, for instance (30)--or else, as in the case of Enki's recovery in EN, a "merely" verbal one, a link discovered through the similarity of names.
When I labor, a homuncular
animal named Eternity presses out, splitting my ribs but keeping the tissue of my skin together.