“I was not aware that you worshiped in that cult,” the sculptor said.
“I don’t. And to the point, neither do you.”
“So why are you asking me? There are artists of that tendency.”
“The lover does not always see with clearest eyes,” Naime said. “I told you I wanted an accurate likeness. All of the consequences, not only the glamorous bits.”
In which Naime commissions a statue of the god of war. From Camp NaNoWriMo project Shipwright, Captain, Figurehead, short stories in the Ship’s Heart universe.
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Insightful, prosaic, and terrifically written. Great stuff, E.P.!
Cool logic there on Naime’s part. I always love your snippets, such beautiful words and insights!
Even the warts, eh? Sounds like an honest man.
So much of what we see in art and expect though are results of our own inability to see past the ‘glamour’ of the object/person. There is no art without consequences. IM(not so)HO, of course… As people, we even glamorize darkness and horror.