Title: Virgil Quick Come See, There Goes Rubbery Lee
Material: Oil on canvas
Frankness is the child of honesty and courage. – Robert E. Lee
When we left off last episode, in this redirection of his myth, our heroes, the ever-cool Robert E. Lee and his magical wonder-horse Traveller, had turned to color and are flying willy Lincoln – I mean willy nilly — in a room that wracks and rocks like the stage at an Ornette Coleman concert I once attended. The roof is gone and inside is outside, like in a Donald Roller Wilson dream painting (and like in some of my own dreams). They’re inside a flag, if you ever wondered what the inside of an American flag looks like.
It goes to show, like my old friend Abraham said, a horse divided against itself cannot stand it.