Punky la barbe

So I call her Punky Monkey a lot of the time. Any nickname is extremely time-dated, rapidly morphing into its inevitable and natural variants. So, Monkey quickly became Punky Monkey.

She claims to have applied this facial décor all herself, but we’re going to have to ask her morning daycare provider gal to corroborate. Either way, it looks especially good with the pastel swirly gown she picked out this morning.

Reminds me of Klimt’s Danae, a cheap reproduction of which hangs on our bedroom wall (looks like this). I know most people would be distracted by Danae’s sensuous body position receiving (or fighting to resist? not in Klimt’s vision) the attentions of Zeus, who is deftly impregnating her whilst impersonating a shower of gold.

Me, I could take or leave the shower of gold. I’m drawn to the manly chin line and the five o’clock shadow. (Really. It’s hard to see in a small reproduction, but I swear, there they are.) Does this mean our girlie has a future as a Drag King? Hope springs eternal. But I think it’s a little too early to tell.

7 thoughts on “Punky la barbe”

  1. I had that poster of Danae on my wall all through college. I never knew exactly what the artist was trying to convey, but it always looked to me like she was curled up in a warm and welcoming womb. The shower of gold is the placenta, and the vagina is right beneath her butt. She’s in the breach position and not wanting to go anywhere – just curled up in a uterine embrace. But maybe that’s what I saw because I’m a dyke.

  2. !

    Now I’m starting to think there may be a Danae-dyke thing. Shower of gold as placenta. Uterine embrace. I gotta go back and look at that thing. Definitely a nicer spin than the actual Danae myth, which of course were none too cheery.

  3. Amen to that village people stuff.

    And geez, Vikki. I swear I’m going to have to photograph what’s on our wall. The chin stuff totally isn’t there in the reproduction I found online. Hmmmm.

    I do share your 20/20 vision on the P. Monkey’s cute factor, though. 🙂 !

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