“You Take the High Road, I’ll Sleep in a Coffin” by Richard F. Yates (with some help from Tristan Tzara)

It’s important to remember your roots. Mine are late night, black and white monster movies, and although the humans were usually PORTRAYED as the heroes in those films, that’s not who everyone was rooting for in the end. Today, I make art out of those childhood shadows, and that art takes a specific stance:

“Every pictorial or three-dimensional work is without purpose; let it be a monster that frightens servile minds, and not something sickly sweet to decorate the refectories of animals in human costumes, illustrations of this fable of humanity.” (Tristan Tzara, from the “1918 Dada Manifesto”)


—Richard F. Yates

About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)
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