Documentation (Part I): MinXus-Lynxus Shooting Gallery Project with Ficus strangulensis (West Virginia, USA)

“Shotpo” by Ficus strangulensis (West Virginia, USA) using visual poem by Empress Marie Antonette (aka – Marie Wintzer, Japan)

The MinXus-Lynxus Shooting Gallery Project has been completed with the return of “Shotpo” compositions from Ficus strangulensis to MinXus USA, Overlook Hotel. We believe the results are stunning and represent the completion of a successful experiment that has great implications for artists and writers.

We sent Ficus work by Empress Marie, Trashpo by Diane Keys (Elgin, Illinois, USA), and a William Shakespeare sonnet target-formatted for precision text editing and spontaneous holistic composition.

Documentation and analysis will be covered in a series of blogs. The piece above shows a beautiful action-art, Holism-based reworking of Empress Marie’s classic visual poem. The pieces returned show a consistent energy field form of composition with areas of high density hole concentration. Targets reveal highly organic Shotpo prosody structures:

Photo courtesy of Ficus strangulensis

Original visual poem by Empress Marie:

Courtesy of MinXus-Lynxus USA Archives

The Ficus strangulensis method of spontaneous composition produced a highly refined Holism:

Detail shot courtesy of Ficus strangulensis – distortion and page trauma are only evident upon close inspection

Closer detail reveals more about hole structure, distortion and penetration damage. Photo courtesy of Ficus strangulensis

Ficus strangulensis Shotpo re-composition/de-signification of classic visual poem by Empress Marie

Target detail showing compound hole prosody. Courtesy of Ficus strangulensis

Shotpo-etics. Photo courtesy of Ficus strangulensis.

Detail courtesy of Ficus strangulensis

For more information about the MinXus-Lynxus Shooting Gallery Project with Ficus strangulensis, make sure to visit:



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. minxuslynxus
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 03:24:58

    Wow, this is just fantastic! It’s clear that he targeted the girl even though none of the shots have a negative impact on the picture. It only makes it better. The balance is amazing, the number of shots, the placement, wow.


  2. minkrancher
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 03:50:52

    It is really amazing.


  3. minxuslynxus
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 04:24:17

    I think sending him the “Wanted Dead or Alive” piece was THE perfect match for a shooting experiment. I’m now very eager to see the rest of it, but how can it possibly be better than this?


  4. minkrancher
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 04:32:30

    Oh yeah – the shot up Empress Marie wanted poster, I predict, will be the classic of all classics. It’s a great piece.


  5. minxususa
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 14:27:08

    Rancher said: “Ficus done what I shoulda done long ago. Dw, fetch me the air gun as Ficus missed a few spots.”

    So I got him to turn in & not get out the air gun as sometimes he says he’s gonna make the minks dance.

    You better patch things up with rancher, Empress.


  6. Minkoo
    Oct 30, 2012 @ 23:20:10

    The Empress didn’t show up this morning, I can still hear her snoring. I think she needs to recover from the shooting gallery awe-amazement-shock. I’ll cut up the patches for rancher. No mink shall get injured.


  7. minxususa
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 00:38:52

    Ficus got socked with the hurricane down in West Virginia, but he’s doing OK.


  8. Minkoo
    Oct 31, 2012 @ 01:40:27

    I hope he’s OK!!


  9. cmehrlbennett
    Nov 17, 2012 @ 15:20:27

    Excellent documentation of this ficus/minxus project. Thanks, and a shout out to my ‘ol bud, Ficus!


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