By Michael Cavna, The Washington Post
POMP is so often short-lived, because it necessarily must run headlong into circumstance. And to illustrate that point perfectly, one image this week keeps floating back, as resilient as hope, into my visual consciousness.
The work is called “Commencement,” by Brooklyn-based artist R. Kikuo Johnson for The New Yorker magazine, and at first blush, it can register as simply a leafy seasonal illustration that glides across your awareness as light as whimsy. Then pause a moment and the visual joke hits: A fresh graduate glimpses one possible future, as embodied by the manual labor of the...
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