Interview with Doctor HP Flowers
for The Journal of Sublime Abstraction
your host, Beetman Ruffage, editor
Ruffage: Mr. Flowers my staff notes that you've been overheard saying, "St. Peter is nothing more than a buck-toothed, bulb-nosed, hollow-eyed blockhead with a menacing chrome brow and a 5 o'clock shadow; and furthermore I don't feel much like dressing up for him even if he's gonna be a prick about the whole thing." Did you really say that?
Ruffage: Mr. Flowers some have detected in your recent work, The Pearly Gate, a yearning for at least a virtual transformation of your stylistic mannerisms to bequeath to the world, with your neo-natural industrialism, a precious moment to remember. Were you emphasizing the possibilities for a new kind of authenticity displaying an undulating illusionistic space that breaks definitively from your earlier kinetic effects that would promote the aggressive elements of the image, which is nonetheless impressive, to prevent a static compensation?
Flowers: Of course!
Title: © The Pearly Gate. r1097-27
Series: Gas Pumps
Location: Polk County, Tennessee
Date: Saturday 9 October 1999