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Another Proud Skrlin Masterpiece

By Rockwell Peabody

January 06, 2015


(Gerald Skrlin, more than any other artist of his time, is unafraid to tackle the notions of politically correct and incorrect. Anyone can safely criticize tradition. But Skrlin, the fearless, is ready to challenge the new sensibilities, even the savage left, which cannot brook any freedom of expression that does not support their politically correct agenda. He boldly stands for artistic freedom so even though we may not agree with his themes in every instance, we respect his artistry and his fearless tackling of any subject that comes before his artist's pen.)

This Skrlin cartoon masterpiece is not so much a topical, comical rendering as much as it is an artistic jazz riff played out with pencil as it blends free association, gender bending references and stinging social commentary that bites the viewer.

On its face we are presented with a same-sex female couple that express their feelings for one another on the international (BI-national bridge) Rainbow Bridge. The rainbow theme is played out literally via the name of the bridge, through the rainbow gender/equality notion in current society and also in the classical theme of the "rainbow" as a beautiful natural mystery.

The overlapping images and voracious wordplay are almost too much for the viewer to absorb. And so this critic recommends that the viewer investigate the cartoon in a series of short" appreciative bursts" so as not to overwhelm the senses and negate the overall experience.

A cup of carefully brewed English breakfast tea mindfully enjoyed between the various viewing sessions is recommended so that one may re-capture their breath before wading back into the raging stream of social, sexual and comical elements contained within.

WARNING: the lower left corner of the artwork contains a double entendre that may offend. Those with delicate sensibilities are advised to proceed with caution so as not to be scandalized.





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