Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Where It Comes From

8 comments:

  1. Great photo! Nice to see where the magic happens :)

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  2. You are welcome :) I did another collage last night so I thought I would share with you. I hope you don't mind. http://imgur.com/dTiML

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  3. WOW!! That's probably my favorite collage you've done! I really really dig it. The composition is super nice...nice central vertical images. Love the fire to the left and right that frames it all. Love the woman in the upper right hand corner. Did you notice that you included something from one of my favorite TV shows Doctor Who? Yep, in the upper left hand corner is a police box and that's a time machine in that show. Anyways, it's a great collage. I think your best so far. How do you feel about it?

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  4. Thank you so much. I love your feedback :) I quite like it myself, it came together well. I had cut out the images of the pairs of girls/women a while back and I knew I wanted to use them together. So I sorted it out in the center the way I pictured it and then what happened on the sides happened organically. I was in a bit of a dark place when I was making it and I think because of that I was a bit more haphazard than I usually am with paint. Perhaps I should be depressed more often! Also I hate to disappoint you but no, it's not Tardis but I can see how you would see that. Everything on that side is just regular buildings that I cut up, oh and a vulture. But I guess that is the lovely thing about art...sometimes we see what we want to :) So How I feel about it is, it's another collage about life and death with an emphasis on the death part, but it's is the best one of the "series"

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  5. Darn! It's not the Tardis! I went back and looked closely and yep, it's not, but weird how it looks like it (are you a fan of Doctor Who?). And I didn't even notice the burning light bulb in the middle! That is a really cool image. It's funny you mention depression in connection to making this collage. I personally don't think an artist needs to be depressed to make surreal, dark artwork. I'm a fairly happy-go-lucky fellow, to a degree, (I do have my moments) but I'm able to make horrific things because I'm comfortable doing so. I'm comfortable tapping into that side of myself. I DO know deep depression intimately from many years ago. Dangerous depression actually. But the power of making anything artistic is that we can explore, safely, that ugly side of ourselves and exorcise it into the physical world. Anyways, I've blabbered on too much!!!

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  6. Well I have heard nothing but good things about Dr. Who and I am thinking I will be watching it soon. I love british tele, actually lately I have been watching nothing but that. I am obsessed with the IT Crowd and Darkplace right now. I watch them over and over, constantly hilarious. If you haven't already seen them I recommend you view them immediately! Which Dr. Who should I start with?As far as depression and art go I think you are a bit of a special case and that is one of the things I admire about you. Seems like alot of artists and musicians do their best work after experiencing a great pain/loss or expressing their darkness. I love that you are able to constantly express that part of yourself. Kudos! You have inspired a creativity in me that I thought was lost forever and for that I thank you.

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  7. You gotta watch Doctor Who! The perfect place to start is with the last season that just aired: Season 5 (with Matt Smith). It's perfect because it's the start of a new Doctor (it'll make sense when you see it). Season 5 is on dvd. I'd love to get your take on it. In fact, I'm such a Doctor Who nerd that I started another blog on my love of the show: www.BlogDoctorWhoBlog.bIogspot.com.

    I haven't seen the IT Crowd or Darkplace. I'll have to search those out. Another really funny British show is Little Britian. It's pretty hilarious.

    What you said about me inspiring you creatively brightens my day! Thank you so much for that. You have a lot of talent and vision and I enjoy looking and studying your work.

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