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Named after the lifetime gift my mother has made to me, Moehead is a family ceramic heirloom that forever brings back memories of childhood, transitions and that of continuity. Throughout my childhood, adulthood and a series of life transitions, the Moehead was always there. Being partly Swedish, there might have been a slight inclination to spell it mÖhÆÅd or ΜØhÊäd. But that could make the HTML code complicated, and not be healthy for search optimization purposes. To be sure, I”m not sure how you spell it. But for the purposes of artform in the header you’ll see it spelled Mohead in the header, and otherwise elsewhere including the URL.

I’m not sure how I arrived at it’s name, but I”m sure it had something to do with the 3 Stooges and being only seven years old at the time. I do remember that the figurine seemed more of an hilarious attack weapon at the time rather than a piece of art. Moe was the one of the Three Stooges, although the piece has no resemblance whatsoever. It still has a meaning of humor, and of art to me. Maybe that is what makes it appropriate for my blog metaphor.

“To the well trained eye of an appraiser the Mohead may seem to be a prized original cultural artifact from Tuscany. Nothing could be farther from the truth.”

When I was age 13 or so I was impressed that somebody outside of the immediate family recognized it’s value.  The Mohead was the only family possession in our entire home that was sanctioned by a hired gay interior decorator to be worthy of remaining in the our living room for our complete redecoration  in the 1960’s.

“Art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.” – Pablo Picasso.


Written by gettheconcept

June 30, 2008 at 2:51 am

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  1. To this I would quote the famous advice given to me in my youth in Latin:
    Non Inertus con apparati Cyclis: Hill Veijw Goodmanus


    March 23, 2009 at 8:29 pm

  2. No, that is an eighth cousin, Krupke, who took intercourse with a motorcycle until they caught him at it. I live in the middle of the Herheeherhawnian enclave in the Wessexian district (noth glyrrmen) of Orlundo, and we are expatriots all. We are followers of our fallen leader, Che Guevotho, both Parts 1 and 2.



    Krupte Bjen

    March 23, 2009 at 6:56 pm

  3. Ah yes. An immanent possibility! You are an astute observer Krupte. No doubt you originate from the Dairys of Holstein County to arrive at such foreknowledge? Good to hear from a fellow scandinavian! No doubt you have family close to waters Artesian with such insight.

    Forgive me but my curiosity beckons. Being in those parts do you know another public servant by your similar name, being Krupke Officjer from Manhattan? He lives on the West Side.


    March 14, 2009 at 8:53 pm

  4. After looking at the representation of your “Moehead,” I think it bears a strong resemblance to Haagen Moehead Daz, the Norwegian explorer and notary public.

    Krupte Bjen

    Krupte Bjen

    March 14, 2009 at 7:45 pm

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