My first attempt to use this bizarre dreamwidth method of inserting an image. The above and other extraordinary pieces can be seen at http://www.artofmarkbryan.com/ I think the painting has a basic flaw, in so much as octopi are gentle, sensitive, intelligent creatures,but there is undoubtedly something arresting about the style. Weirdly,it brought to mind what it is about Trump physically that makes me uneasy. No,not his tentacles. Something about his features and expressions reminds me of L.Ron Hubbard.
I am aware that that rich plump pinky-ginger old men with dubious complexions, vivid imaginations and bad tempers are not necessarily narcissistic charlatans on the verge of losing their minds. It's just that some of us have been here before.