I Can See Everything
This thematic free-for-all derives from a German cartoon (right) where an action hero cries “My Eyes, by all the gods! I can see everything! Everything!” The visionary bravado, a hallmark of psychic inflation, is witnessed by two dubious Henry Fuseli demons to emphasize that the shadow side of a personality grows darker, more unwieldy and a greater problem for others in proportion to the “enlightenment” espoused. A golden-winged black child who can read hieroglyphs, Sleeping Beauty napping on a multi-eyed salamander, archetypal brothers posed between rose and swastika, religious parody and a pinch of alchemical fantasy round out this colorful tondo.