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Dilation Exercise 52

Below you’ll find Alan M. Clark’s weekly Dilation Exercise. Please look at the picture, read the caption, above and below the image, and allow your imagination to go to work on it. If the artwork inspires an idea, please use the comment feature to tell us something about it. Need a further explanation? Go to Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.

The most aggravating thing about Heaven was that just thinking a thing made it a reality.

That was fine for most people, but for Pilaf, whose busy mind was always taking things apart and redesigning them, existence became an endless series of unfinished projects.

—Alan M. Clark
Eugene, Oregon

If you like Alan M. Clark’s artwork, please try his writing in both short fiction and novels.

Artwork: “Happened One Night” copyright © 1980 Alan M. Clark. Unpublished pen and ink drawing begun in 1980, finished in photoshop this year.

Captions are original to this post and have nothing to do with the literary project with which the artwork first appeared.

4 responses

  1. Stephen

    Picassomiro! Lovely!

    June 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    • alanmclark

      Thanks, Stephen.

      June 11, 2012 at 12:05 pm

  2. I get this feeling of things held together by chewing gum, falling apart, and forming new things as they lie melting.

    June 11, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    • alanmclark

      You know, I don’t know what I was thinking when I drew this-it was so long ago–1980!

      June 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm

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