For the pro football faithful, the name may bring to mind
a brash-talking hothead whose demand to "just give me the damn ball" sparked some ire in the National Football League after only his rookie season.
Shots of the Machias today - free-flowing whitewater, a moose and her calf, a flyfisherman - bring to mind
that this video may be about another day, another era, but it's also about today and a stream that I consider Maine's best canoeing water.
The edging, obviously machine-made with a die, results in a clear, dry, and precise silhouette, and the works consequently bring to mind
banners, heraldic coats of arms, or medieval emblems.
The more raucous songs, like "I Could Have Sex" (already a hit at scene-maker clubs like London's Nag Nag Nag), and Davis's bawdy, hilarious delivery bring to mind
what might happen if the late LaWanda Page were a visiting lecturer at a cool contemporary art museum.
The silhouettes of the animals, arranged geometrically and in mirror images on the sheet, create an abstract bestiary of shadows that bring to mind
the organic shapes of a Rorschach test.
A similar anachronism applies to the graphic technique, where fragments derived from antique parchments bring to mind
illuminations, though the portraits have been printed on a transparent film, superimposed on a sheet of metallized paper, then framed by decorations scraped together from flea markets.
The darkest section of the large canvas contains images of an hourglass, a skull, and some sticks, objects that might pertain to a shaman, as well as a mysterious chart holding apotropaic ciphers and signs that bring to mind
archaic pictographic writings.
These references to previous avant-garde practices themselves bring to mind
the breakdown of borders among disciplines, thwarted social revolutions, and historical attempts to attain the ideal political condition--utopia.