The Rabgbit Ward or No Dark Scanner In A Hardroomadinga

The Rabgbit Ward or No Dark Scanner In A Hardroomadinga

"Working backward, no, I don't get it either, but I heard or hallucinated the strange sounding word while trying to sleep with people supposedly talking in the hallway, possibly on the day of my diagnosis. Another reference is to Philip K. Dick's "A Scanner Darkly". "Rabbit Ward" was, again, some of Chim's "good luck" talking, based on Pookie, a semi-religious figure in Chim's life associated with rabbits. We'd begun 2 weeks of radiation treatments designed to help the pain. The painting was a way of fighting cancer on another plane. A sense of place was important in this picture, symbolized by the bicyclist at the top of the image. The monster and the hero were the same creature. There had been an uplifing discussion about Star Trek with a nurse, leading to the scif's inclusion. Colors intensify. The rabbit shows up as a sock puppet behind Goblinhood. Cancer and radiation shows up as well in the spinal imagery. The knight's heart shoots out of him, fighting the monster attacking our hero."

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Photographs of Jim’s paintings are by Fred Scruton Photography.



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