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Cave Artist

A reporter from the CCC – which provides Continuous Caveman Coverage – interviews an artist.

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Cast In Order Of Appearance:

Interviewer
Artist

INTERVIEWER

We are speaking with Double Helix, the cave clan’s Artist in Residence. Your work is very well-known.

ARTIST

Of course it is. There’s no other work like it.

INTERVIEWER

Where do you find your inspiration?

ARTIST

Find?! Find?! You don’t find inspiration! You either have it or you don’t. And I have it.

INTERVIEWER

I see. Your subject matter has caused quite a stir lately. Some critics say you’ve gone off the deep end and are worried about what message your work now represents.

ARTIST

Oh, tosh. I really don’t know what all the fuss is about. All I did was rearrange a few animal parts.

INTERVIEWER

Yes, but you put the heads of mammoths on the bodies of monkeys. And you’ve painted birds with the claws of a saber-tooth tiger on several cave walls!

ARTIST

And they look wonderful! It’s time we thought of our world as one big arrangement just waiting, begging to be rearranged.

INTERVIEWER

How so?

ARTIST

Well, take for example my friend who sculpts. Now he’s doing some very interesting work out in the mountains. He’s rearranging the bones of dead animals. Absolutely fascinating, all the combinations of line and texture he’s able to capture. The flow of each piece. If you look at my paintings you get the same feeling.

SFX: rumble noises that keep getting louder

INTERVIEWER

And what feeling is that?

ARTIST

Of change! CHANGE! Can’t you feel it? It’s happening every moment, every instant, every – what’s that?

INTERVIEWER

What?

ARTIST

The ground just moved. Didn’t you feel it?

INTERVIEWER

Y-y-y-y-yes, I can feel it now!

ARTIST (yelling)

You see! You SEE! CHANGE!

INTERVIEWER (yelling)

Thank you! This is, this is –

BOTH

WHOOOOOO - AAAAAAAAAA!

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