'One’s face ... is a sacred thing, and the expressive order required to sustain it is a ritual thing.'

Erving Goffman qtd. in Daniel Bertrand Monk, '“Welcome to Crisis!”: Notes for a Pictorial History of the Pictorial Histories of the Arab Israeli War of June 1967,' Grey Room, 7. (2002)

Sad clown vectordrawn image, titled ‘Save face’, I adapted from ‘An ejection loop’ by mathematician and biologist Rene Thom in Structural Stability and Morphogenesis. Is it appropriate to make jokes about eternal human conflict? Well, hmm, is the drawing a joke reference? What would Bergson say?