The Hillis Tree of Successive Disappointment

A series of antithetic prose poems; a circular attempt at literal pyrography to trace by mad carvings the heredity of human "memes" and possibly follow it to what needs be born of them for our species to continue to survive, let alone evolve (pyrography is simply pornography but filmed with fire... believe me, it's hot).

Inspiration for this metaphor was supplied by listening to Richard Dawkins' book "The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution," as well as his reference to the wonderful art showcasing the Hillis Tree of Life.

 Bad-ass tattoo juxtaposing the Nautilus and the Badger of  Monica Paiva Quast

Bad-ass tattoo juxtaposing the Nautilus and the Badger of Monica Paiva Quast