"Well there’s the old saying, ‘How water walk go a pumpkin belly?’ and there are lots of interpretations of what that means. How I said is ‘nobody knows how water gets in a pumpkin’s belly’ so that song is telling you, ‘don’t judge anybody’ because you don’t know how they got there. I’m saying to youths that might go and pick up guns or weapons or drugs that maybe if they knew the circumstances or the consequences of that they wouldn’t do it. That’s what that song’s all about, facing the consequences and acknowledgement." Gappy Ranks via.
At the press preview of the Robert Heinecken exhibition at MoMA, curator Eva Respini repeatedly pointed out that Heinecken’s free use of existing images and photographic processes was “utterly contemporary,” that he was exploring media/image themes and techniques decades ago that concern photographers today. This also evidently included random cat photography. “Cat/Bird,” 1991, is tucked into a high corner in one of the galleries.