This was an experiment and my actual first work in book form from 1996, in which I allowed my interior Circus Psyche to run amuck in the direction of its “logical absurdities.” I have always been fascinated by our curious ability to read entire stories out of single images (S.Holmes-ian style – inductive/deductive). Every image carries its trajectory in a gestalt of clues. In this book of (splash-page) diptychs I present random moments delineating the politics of a single interior persona: Pope Joey – as he chats away. Pope Joey himself is my cheeky personified superego who has accepted the authority to exist and the authority to answer for it.
(Superego: [a refresher] the moral or judicial branch of Self, the ideal rather then the real that strives for perfection and truth rather then pleasure [sound familiar?]).