I'm Jimmie . .. . As an Artist, I am confused about many things. . .";
the opening, "I am basically light-hearted";
penises are unusually large and colorful."
Portrait, a flayed, full body nude, a red "skin," a hide or hiding
-- is a bitter and witty icon displayed o n the wall. As though illustrating
the dilemma of the 'invented Indians," the self-portrait is all surface.
Durham, who has proudly called himself a "double Red," has branded a red
star on his forehead, imprinted his chest and thighs with fish and his
ankle with fern. He has sea shells for ears, bits of animal
hide hair; one turquoise eye is just to show a little "Indianness," and
the feathers revealed by an open chest cavity imply a certain "light-heartedness."
"I have 12 hobbies! 11 house plants! People like
my poems," are among the "captions" mapping such landmarks as an appendix
scar, and defiantly "large and colorful" genitals. (Cahan