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Revolution of Flowers

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From the introduction: This work was transmitted to Douglass Truth one early morning in 2001. A painting (The Visitation, shown on the following page) of this remarkable moment in floral-human relations shows a troupe of very concerned flowers gathered around the sleeping form of Douglass Truth. The door is open, and more flowers await on the porch. It is shortly after dawn, and into the hypgnogogical simulacrum of Truth’s mind the flowers beam the crucial message in their own, and, until now, untranslatable, language. This is the Manifesto of the Revolution of Flowers.

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to translate the work into English, in colloquial and scientific form, French, Japanese, Javanese, and most promising of all, Hawaiian, Truth gave up on the linguistic route entirely. Distraught and frustrated, he decided to paint the Manifesto.

The Manifesto is an odd piece, without the polemical style and mammalian arm-waving that usually accompany such efforts to move public opinion. Its exact meaning remains unclear. But it has, apparently, to do with a sense of dissatisfaction and disappointment on the part of the flowers with the results of animal-human efforts to date.

The most interesting thing, and from Truth’s point of view the most disturbing, is that the paintings seen in this little book were done, in the main, before the transmission of the Manifesto as shown in The Visitation. The implication is, of course, that Truth had been working—in his paintings—for the Flowers all along, and that the motivation to do so had not been his. Had Truth’s “decision” to pick up a brush in the first place been planted in his almost certainly damaged mind? Is his whole career due to a soft shove in a certain direction by the Flower People? We’ll probably never know, but the evidence is strong.

Whatever. Let the speculation flourish. But also let us hope that this little book’s important “feel good” message is potent enough, and in time, to help.

Fidelio Farago, “Cheif” Scientist, Teahouse of Danger
From the introduction: This work was transmitted to Douglass Truth one early morning in 2001. A painting (The Visitation, shown on the following page) of this remarkable moment in floral-human relations shows a troupe of very concerned flowers gathered around the sleeping form of Douglass Truth. The door is open, and more flowers await on the porch. It is shortly after dawn, and into the hypgnogogical simulacrum of Truth’s mind the flowers beam the crucial message in their own, and, until now, untranslatable, language. This is the Manifesto of the Revolution of Flowers.

After numerous unsuccessful attempts to translate the work into English, in colloquial and scientific form, French, Japanese, Javanese, and most promising of all, Hawaiian, Truth gave up on the linguistic route entirely. Distraught and frustrated, he decided to paint the Manifesto.

The Manifesto is an odd piece, without the polemical style and mammalian arm-waving that usually accompany such efforts to move public opinion. Its exact meaning remains unclear. But it has, apparently, to do with a sense of dissatisfaction and disappointment on the part of the flowers with the results of animal-human efforts to date.

The most interesting thing, and from Truth’s point of view the most disturbing, is that the paintings seen in this little book were done, in the main, before the transmission of the Manifesto as shown in The Visitation. The implication is, of course, that Truth had been working—in his paintings—for the Flowers all along, and that the motivation to do so had not been his. Had Truth’s “decision” to pick up a brush in the first place been planted in his almost certainly damaged mind? Is his whole career due to a soft shove in a certain direction by the Flower People? We’ll probably never know, but the evidence is strong.

Whatever. Let the speculation flourish. But also let us hope that this little book’s important “feel good” message is potent enough, and in time, to help.

Fidelio Farago, “Cheif” Scientist, Teahouse of Danger

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We try to ship originals out in two to three days, and we use USPS with tracking numbers. If we are traveling shipping may take longer, and we will let you know if this is the case.

Reproductions on canvas take longer to ship since they need to be made first. If we have everything in stock for this it should be shipped in 7 days from the date of order. If special requests, like a different size reproduction, this may take a few days more. If you are buying this because you would like this to arrive in a certain timeframe, because this is a gift for example, please let us know ahead of time if possible so that we can make sure we will be able to ship this out to you in time.

If you would like us to ship to Europe or any other country outside of the USA we will be happy to do so, and will need to figure out the shipping costs, so let us know if you would like us to do so.

Shipping for all prints and photo's is free inside the USA, for international shipping, again, please contact us.

If you would like us to ship an archival print or original painting as a gift to a friend or family member, please let us know - we can add your message to the package and send it out directly to them.

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