“Without free will, art remains bound by the chains imposed by the clergy. Imagination must be permitted to take wing and fly as the stout pigeon in the park flutters in the garden of magnificence and finally lunacy.” ~ Gustav Moreau, born this day in 1826
Franky Vivid is a poet and burlesque producer from Los Angeles. He is married to burlesque star Michelle L’amour, with whom he co-founded the international literary salon Naked Girls Reading in 2009. For four years he was the curator of the Everleigh Social Club in Chicago, an experiment in using Cyprianism to inform the operation of a private arts club. Vivid is a Freemasonic Knight Templar and founder of Paradise Garden #7. For more on Cyprianism and a continuing discussion about elements of The Seed and its underlying Philosophy and Practice, visit him at www.cyprianism.com.