It’s nothing but a big blob of pink paint
in the middle and a smattering of green
speckles on an otherwise blank canvas.
But it’s an original, and it’s a Mudge Torfin,
from his early “blobbing” period!
It would remind me of clouds…
if clouds were a bit more abstract…
Instead I’m reminded of spaghetti,
which, by the way, is what
I’m having for dinner today.
But what exactly was the artist seeing
when he passed it off as being
genuine artwork? Hmmm...
Ah! Perhaps he really was seeing
a pink blob and little green spots floating
on a stark white square...
because he was hallucinating...
because he was on drugs...
drugs that induce hallucination…
In which case, I offer this painting praise,
alongside the high-minded critics who
commend it, for “Robots with Tater Tots”
is certainly the most accurate rendition
of the artist’s psychedelic vision.