The Secret Page

Huzzah! You’ve found the secret page. Yeah, okay, so it’s not really that secret.

What Is the Galactic Cactus?

That’s an excellent question. It’s the nickname of a painting of mine that has never received an actual title. It’s the first original painting I’ve done, and when I started it, it was simply a collection of cool-looking objects and images assembled into one somewhat surreal landscape-thingy (which was vaguely inspired by the scene in Contact where Ellie is standing on the beach at the center of the galaxy).

Many people have given me their theories about the painting, including a Freudian interpretation that I won’t discuss (if you can’t figure it out for yourself, you don’t deserve to know, anyway), but the general consensus is that it’s somehow representative of me—that is, I’m the cactus. So what does that actually mean? Beats me. If you figure it out, let me know.