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Comments (8)

Ed B:

Ceci n'est pas un oiseau.

Doc Al:

A man with the face of a gull.


Imagine! You can 'go birding' and never leave the comfort of your couch!

John Cox:

Hey Ed

Nice Magritte reference.

Hey G

You hit upon it. I think it's ironic our digital presence is all that's necessary to engage the world.

Hey Doc

Pun away!


Do you really think all this digital stuff is engaging? While I like the information access (there are some great repositories if you know where to look), the connectivity seems illusory--it's only 2D--figuratively & literally.

John Cox:

Hey T

I forgot to hit my sarcasm key.

Dr. Bob:

It appears to me that John substituted a different apple a`la Magritte - from green apple to an Apple iPhone.

John Cox:

Hey Dr Bob

DING DING DIIINNG. We have an astute viewer. That was the art reference I was actually making.

I like putting work like this out without having to state subtleties. I like implying a subtext and let sharpies out there make the connection.

Granted, I fail sometimes, and cleverness gets lost due to a certain artistic hubris on my part. That's my daily challenge: doing accessible work without relying on tired, easy-to-get cliches. That's the work I'm shooting for.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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