If Foucault was a Bodhisttava…thankas by Matti Pohjonen

Here are some tripped out Tibetan-style thankas by a mad Finnish cultural theorist/visual artist friend of mine- Matti Pohjonen- who drew these while we were all getting our brains fried on theory and overdosing on cups of coffee and adrenaline in London doing our various degrees in London University and trying to make sense of life, the universe, and everything. Ultimately we discovered the meaning of life…and realized it was utterly unimportant and consequently forgot it completely. What we are left with to remind us of those days of rainy depression and late night conversations about Buddhism and French Post-structuralism are some very trippy drawings here…there’s Foucault as a Bodhisattva sort of copulating with himself with a whip (kind of reminds me of Being John Malkovich)…and there’s Deleuze looking very…multiple-armed…and then some more conventional but no less excellently drawn…Tara Devi and another Tibetan angry looking deity that I don’t exactly recognize…anyways here’s to days of nonsense and musing…

Tara Devi:

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Foucault the Bodi:

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Blue God:

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Deleuze Become Fire God:

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