Karl Marxhausen: Shhhh. Listen!!
"Okay, I have a picture that looks like a tree with a little squirrel in it. A little tree with a squirrel in it. These are words on the back of it." FHSKM: Can you read what it says?
"Title: Holy Child." acrylic 11" x 14" 1999 accompanied with poem: "Weak Like Me." Karl Marxhausen 1999" FHS
"I was thinking it was like an ultra-sound of a kid." BBKM: What is an ultra-sound?
"Like his mom was pregnant, like an ultra-sound." BBKM: So WHAT does THAT have to do with THE TITLE? But he has a CLUE there. What do you think?
"I think what he is saying, is that that could have been a baby like Jesus." XGKM: Yeah, he was a baby. So here was a baby. So, it was a thought. Yes, I want to hear another thought.
"It looks like a baby in the womb." XV
KM: Now, NOW let's take it to ANOTHER LEVEL. IF it is a baby in the womb, that is what this might look like, WHAT would ALL THAT YELLOW around there? Now see, some art you see it "what-it-is." Some of it is more SYMBOLIC. Artists try to take it to another level. Sort of like Play Station goes to another level. Yeah, what do you think? Why would there be yellow all around there? Think about it for a minute. What is yellow? Is it a dark color?
"It's a bright color." DSKM: Raise your hand if you have any thoughts. Yes?
"Could it be the SKIN?" DLKM: What?
"The skin?" DL
"A happy color?" DEKM: A happy color. So, with Christmas right around the corner. Some people go with the baby Jesus and all that, maybe the yellow is saying something HAPPY about that occasion. That is what I did one Christmas. But it could be a squirrel in the tree.
"It could be HOLINESS. The bright light from heaven or something." MJKM: Oh yeah. Maybe that's a picture of heaven around it.
"Yeah, that's what I was thinking too, Ms. Jan!" DZ