Untitled, 1920 (Murdering Airplane) by Max Ernst

 

Christ who flies higher than the aviatorsā€¦
Icarus Enoch Elijah Apollonius of Tyrana
Hover near the original airplaneā€¦
Everyone eagle phoenix phis
Fraternizes with the flying machine.

– Guillaume Apollinaire, “Zone”

I’m writing about Max Ernst, dadaist and surrealist painter/collage/sculptor/artist and his fierce exploration of Hybrid beings. Neither machine nor men, but something like a God; a Cylon.