Posted by: Gregoryno6 | October 30, 2010

Be Cheerful sir our Revels reach the sky.

(UPDATE June 21 2012: the old version of the work has been replaced by the new, on display here at FAA.)

I’ve had a moan before about the overuse of the U-word as a title. Untitled this, Untitled that – Untitleds litter art sites the way that barkers eggs litter the local park. And if someone took a photo of  that and slapped Untitled on it, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised.

I like to find unusual titles for my art. I’ve used quotes from books, and songs. Sometimes a line will catch my interest and I have to come up with the artwork to suit it.

Today’s addition to The Gallery of 61 was originally titled Progression. I like the way it flows across the mind – the ordered elements pulled down to a critical point and then exploding forth in new shapes.

Is this what the inside of a black hole looks like? Probably not. But it’s fun to speculate.

The new title is Be Cheerful sir our Revels reach the Sky.

Which comes from Nova Express, by William S Burroughs.


  1. Beautiful colours and design.

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