Drawing "Mind of the Demagogue" by Hunter Madsen

"Mind of the Demagogue"

  
  
We cannot know his legendary head
with eyes like ripening fruit... 
here there is no place
that does not see you.  
You must change your life. 

              - Rainer Maria Rilke, Archaic Torso of Apollo


Mark Doty, explaining Rilke's celebrated poem: "...It's an experience of standing before a figure of a god, but in the 20th century. This god is broken, this god's head isn't there.  The speaker tries to make a connection, attempts to link himself to that source, even broken or lost, of authority, power, vision."  
  

  
 
TITLE - "Mind of the Demagogue"
WHERE - Bust of Benito Mussolini, resembling Donald Trump, Port Moody, B.C. (2017)