Paul Carpenter is an artist worth looking at. He has shown at influential galleries on both coasts of America. The book contains fascinating comments not only on Carpenter's work, but the state of modern art in general. Writing about his own work under the pseudonym Olivero del Santos, Carpenter investigates the cultural and political foundations of his painting and its context in the broader environment of the current art scene. Readers interested in art's relationship to psychology and mythology will be interested in this book. Those who are willing to question methodologies of the modern artist will also find much to ponder here. Carpenter has a very thorough, first-hand knowledge of modern art history which is brilliantly on display in this book.