Wednesday, September 4, 2013
He believes that cameras, whether capturing his image on film or as digital bits of information, steal from him some vital electromagnetic energy, energy that he believes to be essential to his research into the more arcane and esoteric sciences.
He allowed me to paint this quick sketch of his likeness - and informed me that the last time he sat for a portrait was 1908 in Austria . If I understood him correctly, and sometimes his accent is difficult to get through, I believe he said that the painter was Gustav Klimt. That portrait, he said, was later destroyed by bombs during WWII.
The rooster, included at his insistence, is a symbol of the passing of time, and an alarum of death.