Inspired by my posts on the creature Geryon from Dante's Inferno, Dario Rivarossa has drawn a creature that he calls "Jeffryon" and made it available for viewing on ImageShack, but somebody must have objected, for it was removed with the message:
403 ForbiddenI suppose that Dario didn't realize that as with the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, depictions of my image are objectionable. Dario wasn't very happy:
This file removed due to violation of ImageShack Terms of Service or by user request.
huh... are they crazy??!! they removed the picture from ImageShack because of a "violation" or "by user request"!Dario therefore sent me the image, which you see above (courtesy of approval by me for nonprofitable use), along with a description:
Even the Vatican has restored the original Judgement by Michael Angel...
Geryon + manticore + Sin + Lilith, and a clear quotation from a painting by Magritte.The Magritte allusion might imply that "This is Not a Jeff" in which case, the image is merely a depiction of me, not the genuine article (especially since the "quotation" is from a different Magritte). That's comforting, I guess, but I have to admit that Mr. Rivarossa is an artist who has looked deeply into my unfumigated soul -- or my nephesh, as he might put it:
the Jewish word that is usually translated as "soul" was nephesh, that literally refers to "throat, breathing."At any rate, I'm flattered to have been immortalized in this 'nephetishistic' work of art.