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A Story Called You Don't Know What You'll Be Missing If You Don't
Once upon a time in the Northwest, there worked an artist named Mary Taptop.
Taptop was flamboyant. She was exceptional. She worked in a style, defined and prevalent, that you must see to identify. We call it her Essences.
Essences of Taptop were gaiety and lightheartiness -- not lightheartedness -- because the lightheartiness is a contradiction, even though the works were light and gay, they sought to narrate the dark underbelly, signaling disgust.
Essences are spirited, but guarded, protective, but playful and feminine. Troublesome. Unmistakably Taptop.
If one stands too close, something might jump out and get one. It is no surprise.
Three-dimensional aspects in two dimensions is read as three dimensions because it is known to be so.
Espically depicited permanet contemporary. As far as it is known, she is the only person addressing.
It is a simple message, whether viewed that way or not.
- A fable by Frankie Wright