Bleating like sheep


Damien watched from a corner of the gallery.

Art critics poured over his latest ‘installation’ marvelling at his creativity and insight to the modern world.

Camera’s flashed and reporters asked daft questions, spurred on by the furore of the moment.

‘Heartfelt portrayal of society.’ one reviewer stated. ‘Reflections of a misguided ideal.’ said another.

Damien didn’t care. It was just some trolleys in a puddle surrounded by naked idiocy to him.

He left, smiling to himself, clutching the cheque for £2million and silently laughing at his favourite childhood story – ‘The Emperor’s New Clothes’.

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12 Responses to Bleating like sheep

  1. MrBinks says:

    Simple. Real. Like it a lot.

  2. Dear Kelly,

    I think I went to the KC Art Institute with Damien. He had a different name but he was every inch the BS artist. Well done. So glad you were able to link so I could read and enjoy your story. 😉



  3. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Kelly,

    Eye of the beholder, right? Loved your story. Hits right between the eyes.



  4. Steve B says:

    I had a very simliar take, though from a slightly different angle. I like the cashing in on people’s gullibility. The faux refinement of the art set. Funny thing is, I even named my post what dmmacilroy called it! Well done.

  5. claireful says:

    The picture really lends itself to your story. I do wonder sometimes what Damien is really thinking.

  6. vbholmes says:

    You can laugh at the idea of Oldenburg’s “Clothespin” as well, but when viewed with an open mind, true beauty can be found in the creative interpretation of everyday objects. Good story about the artist who’s in it for the bucks.

    • annisik51 says:

      I agree. And the viewer needs to engage with the art using his/her own creative interpretation, too. Needs to learn the language of the artist. In other words, you get out what you put in! Ann

  7. Sandra says:

    At least he’s honest with himself. Good one.

  8. Oh, very, very good! I like that he at least knew what was or wasn’t going on and good tie-in with the Emperor and his clothes or lack thereof.


  9. Damn that Damien collecting on soup cans like that!

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