dr. oc2pus


Scroll is a bi-annual “arts” journal sometimes informed by the following tenets:

  1. Art is a play with distance and focus; art never arrives and is never in focus.
  2. Art and artists do not exist.
  3. Art and artists do exist.
  4. To take advantage of topicality is iniquity.
  5. Art is the friction between items 2 and 3.
  6. To make art you must be a butterfly catcher as well as a caterpillar.
  7. Confidence is always meretricious but like fangs is useful.
  8. If humans make art, so do all lifeforms, whether tulips or trout or whatever.
  9. “I am nature” is a really good artist’s statement.
  10. If item 2 is true, then artists never die.
  11. Art is not limited to “Art”.
  12. Artists are not the only “Artists”.
  13. Cynicism seems like a bad mode but so do earthquakes. Still optimism seems wise.
  14. No method or mode can be applied successfully to everything.
  15. A true “art” is unintelligible to everyone but the artist. Sorry.
  16. Anyone who gives more than he has is a thief.
  17. Your mind doesn’t tell you the truth.