Jonathan Winters, Surrealist Artist:
These are images of paintings by Jonathan Winters, harvested from Google Image. How many of you pilgrims and seekers knew that Winters was a visual as well as a verbal surrealist? Now you know. Some of his paintings remind me of the streams of liminal imagery I experience, particularly when I’m on a manic high. I close my eyes, and the show begins. But the images, though vivid, go so fast–morphing one to another in a fraction of a second–I find it hard to retain them in memory. I posit that Winters was able to sample and hold his liminal imagery well enough to make paintings of it. I resort to collage to produce an echo of such dense imagery. Winters had a wild talent for downloading the collective in more than one medium.