Saturday, February 16, 2008


"red.winged.blackbird"

Another Sue O'Kieffe sample with elements from my son Greg's Christmas tree lights experiment. Artificial tree and nature merged. Nature and ritual reunited. A rectangular circle for the geometry challanged.

I expect a red winged black bird to sing any minute.


ho.ho.ho


Sacred Circle marsh, color and contrast altered for manipulation.

BTW, an esp portrait of me in southern hemisphere. Toilets flush counter clockwise there due to the spin of the earth.

10 comments:

Sue O'Kieffe said...

red winged blackbirds are my favorite spring sighting. that is a bird song dear to my heart too. i hope you are having fun with this playing.
do you work in layers in MS Paint?
~sue o'kieffe

Sue O'Kieffe said...

i thought you might like to read about the marsh where i took those pictures: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arcata_Marsh

The Artful Eye said...

Lovely marsh image and what a lively delightful light experiment. Great job Greg!

John, I like what you've done here. Beautiful color and composition.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I love how you picked out the flower heads (?) and made them a feature. The almost look like micro-organisms on a slide in a lab.

Glad the portrait didn't cause offence and was taken in the fun way intended:)

Bobbie said...

Oh I do love the red-winged blackbird. Once I saw a whole flock (usually they are mixed with other blackbirds) and when it turned a new direction all those red wings popped. I'll never forget it.

I love what you have done with Sue's marsh and I love Gregg's light show. Put it in more art work, it's great.

Bobbie said...

And I just read the comments on your portrait and agree whole heartedly that you must post a photo so we can see...but first we should have a contest to see who can come the closest...

Sweet Irene said...

red.winged.blackbird is very beautiful, John. I can't sing its praises high enough, I am quite taken with it, to the point that I would find it sacrilegious to steal it and alter it in any way.

The arrangement is so satisfying and the colors so enjoyable, that I would not change a thing about it.

Sometimes everything goes just right and you have a little masterpiece. The inspiration and skill and talent are there all at once and you produce something like this, and that is what it is all about. A gratifying and delectable bit of art!

Neda said...

You can't hide behind those marches, John. Too late now! If you don't want to answer another moimoi, you gotta show us your mugshot or else!! :)

Kris Cahill said...

Excellent pieces, love love the blue one. Just gorgeous, these collaborations are so much fun to see!

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thanks everyone - most kind. I have no idea what a mushot is - english is my second language. No comprendo.

I was thinking of Delft when I worked on this...