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March 17, 2016 / Fantelius

Portrait of a Ruler, a Billionaire


No one notices Baglir as they walk by on the forest path.
The portrait sits on a tree trunk whose bark has fallen away.
It takes up less than 1% of 1% of 1% of what is left of the old tree.

We can toggle our perspective to see a profile and a full face.
Baglir, like all of us, has two sides.

The profile shows the nose above the eye
symbolizing arrogance.
A billion-big arrogance
lined with contempt blending with indifference
– for the poor, the weak, the sick, the old
and the different.
This is summerized by the empty spot in the head,
the home of Baglir’s psychopathy
which grows from his one concern,
It’s a one color painting. One concern,
He’s so full of it, so formed of it, so possessed by it
it fills his spine
and runs from the base of his brain.

The full face view shows a crooked smile
attempting to be friendly
but giving the appearance of an idiot.
The eye, the window into the empty spot,
the psychopathy, is revealing.

The portrait was painted by A. Byrd.
Those who only see art as an investment
will say it’s shit.



“The so-called smart money is destroying the conditions
for human survival. How smart is that?”
Dartwill Aquila




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