Normal History Vol. 444: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 33-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Flashlight
Flashlight tamper with the past
Jitter tight around the blade
Fire swing on the mountain
Weather moving fast from the day

Silhouette of a lamplighter on an elephant in chains
To reach the wick from the darkness
Yellow moving slow
Ignite the grey

“Flashlight” from Dovetail (K, 1992) (download):