"I love this bird's butt," she said. "It's so...fluffy!"
"Great!" I said.
"It is really cute, though."
"Well...." ("Cute" in fine art circles, as most of us know, is a Bad Thing. My mother's probably already risking excommunication by painting wildlife in the first place.)
"But it's okay that it's cute," she said.
"Because cute is the new shocking!"
God help us. God help us all.
Visit their website or something. http://www.mcruddart.com I wrote most of the commentary. The images all need to be a lot bigger, which I've told 'em about, but they haven't fixed it yet--they don't do justice to some of these huge, psychotically detailed paintings of tree roots at all. But it's still worth looking at!