You Thought It Was My Mouth.. (Original Doodle), 2001 ink on ledger paper ~6cm x 8cm
During the summer of 2001, I was enrolled in a geology class for non-science majors, as required for my degree and working. In the mornings I would watch movies about the various ages of the earth, color in a science themed coloring book and take quizzes based on the information I had just learned. Mid-day, I would drive the forty-five minutes to my job where I would spend the afternoon meandering around in an un-airconditioned warehouse pulling and stocking folders of x-rays, MRIs and mammograms.
One day, while studying echinoderms, It was brought to my attention that starfish were benthic feeders and that their mouths were located “underneath” them. I was fascinated by this revelation …I had never given it any thought previously. Lates, on my way to work, this new information about starfish became extremely humorous to me as I thought of all times I’ve seen starfish, alive in their habitat, dead displayed on shelves, rendered on beach towels, printed on clothing, etc. Each time I had ever seen a starfish it was ass up…giving me the ole stink eye.