Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Total Chaos Forevermonth: Matthew Zapruder
When I think very hard
about my thoughts they seem
to me to be very small horses
attached to invisible reins
attached to facts.
--Matthew Zapruder, "This Handwriting"
from Come on All You Ghosts
All four hooves leave the ground at once, FACT. Eadweard Muybridge (cry, plain Edwards, cry) proved this in the country of the past, 1878. Sallie Gardner at a Gallop proved it! So if you didn't have a horse in your head you have one now, and if you didn't have a fact in your head you have one now, and the one pulls the other, according to the poem above which is also a fact.
PERSPECTIVE LESSON: a horse has too many parts to fit on a single sheet of paper so you must use "perspective" when you draw one. "Perspective" means just put the horse parts wherever you want, and leave out some of the thighs entirely. It's a marvelous Tool of the Trade!