These images are from a sporadic project inspired by the timeless theme of The Folly of Man. As Bruegel's archtypical depiction of the fool or everyman (Eyke) used popular 16th century visual devises to convey meaning through mataphor, this version is contemporarily similar but intentionally less direct. Perhaps it's the fatigue induced by the illustrator's requirement to "illustrate", most often through established metaphors, or maybe it's the magnitude and complexity of the theme, but the ambiguity allowed through the use of vague metaphor seems appropriate. Still illustrative, only by more distant means.
These are improvasations that build and break (through their own bouts of folly) on the way to completion.
In regard to improv, Laurie Anderson said for her a piece is "finished when I can't fix it anymore". It was never really clear to me whether she meant that the piece was "finished" or if she was "finished with it",--big difference. These are all somewhere in between.
All 20"x30"ish, acrylic on paper.