Stark Messages

Still reeling from stark email messages that included hurtful words like ‘remove us’ and ‘refrain from’, Court Painter retreated into his studio and slammed the door. Speaking to him through a crack in the door his Press Attache A Hardon MacKay was assured he was all right and “just wanted to work on new word paintings”.

In the light of this studio drama Press Attache A Hardon MacKay issued a short message

“When social media brings messages of rejection, repudiation, rebuff, spurning, abandonment, forsaking, desertion, shutting out, exclusion, shunning, cold-shouldering, ostracizing,  blackballing, blacklisting, avoidance, ignoring, snubbing and cutting dead….Court Painter shows us that his retreat into making art  provides the inner resilience to rebuff  the bruises brought on by having a social media address that brings stark messages of rejection.”