The Joy of Pain
By transcribing dialog from The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross
, Haven presents a bizarre revelation: the banality of language can be broken apart, isolated, and within this new meaning one can encounter difference. As it is when Pierre Menard rewrites Don Quixote
, the space of the page opens up to reveal that the same text cannot be re-written, that in being re-presented meaning shifts. Something is lost, but something else is created. "Darker darker darker."
About the Author
Leif Haven (October 16, 1985 – July 4, 2014) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was best known as the creator and host of The Joy of Pain, a chapbook released by Solar Luxuriance in the United States, Canada, and Europe.