Brian George is a writer and artist living in Roxbury, MA. He is the author of seven books of poetry, including "Maps of the Metaphysical Double; In the Footprints of de Chirico," and "The Preexistent Race Descends." He has just finished work on "Masks of Origin/ Part 3; The Transplantation of Omphalos," the last of a three book series of essays.
Excerpt from "Artist's Statement," by Brian George
"Other is. Self must struggle to exist. Other must be reminded of the difference between life and death. Self must pay credit card bills, help child with homework, get up at 6 AM, hold job, and be conscientious in the care of others. Other records. Self is a shadow from a death-flash video projected backwards onto Earth. Other is so militantly pure that it has taken off its appearance; it throws its voice through a mask. Self barbarously branches. Other mounts the crackling electric vehicle of the self."