Thursday, March 6, 2008


A running series of images to improve relations and to garner sweet comments.

In this one a math student uses rules of physics to enhance personal ballet abilities. Form follows formula, not function.

I do enjoy ballet and a most fascinating experience was attending San Francisco Ballet final rehearsals years ago.


The Artful Eye said...

I was pirouetting when I saw this image. Plie, releve, grand batma tendu. I loveeeeeeee Ballet.

I'm a great fan of the San Francisco Ballet. They are an extraordinary dance company under the directorship of Helgi Tommason.


Au revoir.. have a wonderful Friday!

Sue O'Kieffe said...

watercolory, dreamy dance sequence. keeps me on my toes!
~sue okieffe

Debi said...

When I was a kid I either wanted to be a ballerina or an airplane mechanic.

And like this latest piece, now a memory, a scratched negative floating in the ether of the collective consciousness.

Trijnie said...

hee dancing barbies!! (oops sorry John)

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Didn't pick you for a ballet kinda guy! This is lovely image though, I love the inverted ballerina's and the way they look like they are moving. I also like the fact that you have left a large chunk of clear image.
It's a beautiful piece.

Kris Cahill said...

I love this! They look kind of like plastic army guys turned into ballerinas. I mean that as a compliment, believe it or not!! This is so much fun. I also really like the abstraction of it all. So interesting.

I took ballet for a short time when I was 5. I hated my teacher, because she tried to make my foot meet my head. Backwards. I went home and told my mother I wasn't going back there, no way. Years later, I became a costume designer and have made more tutus than I care to count!

Nice to see the new work here, John.

Sweet Irene said...

At first I thought I was looking at some strange oriental goddesses, until I enlarged the picture. Then the whole thing came together and I said, "Ooooh."

What a splendid idea, to have a motion picture like negative series set on a delicate colorful background. You do surprise us every time around, John.

Imagine something so graceful set in tones of gray and not wishing for it to be anything else.