Holy Cow is a talisman of sorts combining the elements and pictographic references to the ritualized beliefs of arcane histories going back to the times of Mesopotamia and the realm of divination and sky watching. These interests combined with Haruspex or the practice of telling the future by way of the reading of entrails from sacrificial animals is clearly the impetus for JMe’s painting. Depicting his fascination with fortunetelling and interpretation JMe was clearly interested in the many was of seeing “into” and predicting the future by way of past histories. George Kubler’s, The Shape of Time in particular is one of jonmarc’s favorite books from his days as a student in Minneapolis. Science and art both deal with needs satisfied by the mind in the hands in the manufacture of things. Tools and instruments symbols and expressions all correspond to needs and almost passed through design into matter (p.10).