From Lawrence Swan’s evolving Art Bum Comix, and posted with permission of the artist.
Btw, for those of you unfamilar with Lawrence’s work and oeuvre (I love that word)…here’s a brief bio:
Lawrence Swan has a BFA in painting from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where he studied primarily with Op master Julian Stanczak and Edwin Mieczkowski (“It all started with Mieczkowski,” as Joseph Kosuth once said).
He acquired an MA in philosophy at Cleveland State University, where he fixated upon, but did not necessarily comprehend, Wittgenstein. He is a veteran of the Semiotic Liberation Front, a Cleveland-based art band who performed in various ways in the 80s, and who put out a zine called SLF.
Since 1996, Swan have been contributing his vocal apparatus to the Audio Artists, a New York-based music combo that combines homemade electonics with normal store-bought instruments in largely improvised endeavors. They have released three CDs, and perform publicly every once in awhile.
Early in the 21st century, Lawrence Swan rearranged the letters of his name to form newcLeanwarS, an Internet-based project that includes Newcleanblog, a YouTube channel, and Art Bum Comics. He also paints.