From the pen, pad and Polaroid of Patrick Phipps


The Raft of the Medusa (1996)

The Raft of the Medusa

This is a Legos-based diorama of the famous painting by Theodore Gericault. This is but one of a number of Polaroid photographs taken of the diorama. There is also a series of these recreations of famous paintings (one of which is Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix).


Hello Kitty Haiku (1996)

  • Revolution Kitty
    Proletariat
    Blood flows on the city steps
    for Hello Kitty
  • Hello Haiku
    Rotterdam, Holland
    Is the site of Hello Kitty's
    Slave army of death
  • Kitty Haiku
    Hello Kitty makes me
    Smile and think of precision
    Guided laser bombs
  • M1A1 Kitty Haiku
    Hello Kitty would look
    Good in the commander's seat
    of an Abrams Tank
  • Napalm Kitty
    Napalm burns brightly
    As Hello Kitty calls in
    Another air strike
  • Missile Kitty Haiku
    Crotale missiles fly
    From the Syrian hillside
    Hello Kitty is there

Copyright nineteen ninety-eight Patrick Phipps.