Canto 28.43: Study for a portrait of a schismatic infatuated with neo-cubism. [This is one in a series in which I play with the idea of ‘divided-self.’ These sets are based on self-portraits I made in my visual journals of 1999, 2001, 2003 & 2005. See http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/profile?id=815379 for a fuller explanation of the image on which this collage is based.]
While I was all agog with gazing at him,
He stared at me and, as his two hands pulled
His chest apart, cried, "Look how I rip myself!
[Canto 28, lines 28-30, translated by James Finn Cotter.]