Francisco Domingo Y Marqués (Spanish, 1842-1920)
Roses, oil on panel, 40,5 x 31,5 cm. 1891.
The biblical stories were presented to me, but they never seemed reasonable. I remember asking about Noah’s ark. Did he look after the invertebrates: the bees, for example? What about the yellow-jackets? And, the black wasps that stung me a few times? All those ants? There’s no mention of the most numerous organisms in my world. As a kid, I remember imagining a series of barges full of soil to be pulled like trailers behind this big boat. Grownups explained that it was just a story (whatever that meant). I remember asking, what was the point of the story? What was this guy’s idea to get animals two-by-two? What did he hope to accomplish, if all the bees, worms, oak trees, and rosebushes were gone? Let alone the question: why did he let the poison ivy come back? He missed a huge opportunity, etc. It was never satisfying to my mind.
Bill Nye, interview with The Huffington Post 8/28/2012 (via thedragoninmygarage)
The HC’S Vagaries Vogue Italia September 2013 Paolo Roversi