My last posting has reminded me of one of the many lives tragically lost on 9-11. On that unimaginably fateful day the New York artist MICHAEL RICHARDS died. The following paragraph is from his obituary in the Independent Newspaper, dated 24 September 2001:
Michael Richards was probably working in his studio on the 92nd floor of the World Trade Centre north tower on the morning of 11 September. According to a colleague Richards’s last two sculptures were bronze versions of himself pierced by airplanes and accompanied by meteors and flames.
It seems as if time is indeed a relative concept and when you strip away all the illusions, we are all just dead on arrival.