FLATLAND FICTION

FICTION WITHOUT FORMULA
OPUS WALL

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SUMMARY

The strange painting Max Sievers mounts upon the wall confuses the gallery's customary visitors. The guests' tastes have been cultivated over the last many years by the template kits sold in the gift shop. Guests are accustomed to reviewing the works of artists who carefully follow directions and keep their pigments carefully contained between the template's black outlines. Those guests lack the tools to understand the wild and abstract painting that Max Sievers one day centers in his exhibition room. They may not understand it, but those guests cannot deny the power of that strange canvas. That painting sets one visitor's soul on fire, and so sends Max Sievers out into the ruined district of town to search for the artist whose opus wall holds the potential to bring the art world to its knees.