Friday, November 7, 2008


"quest.ions"

I am experimenting - taking a small set of internet images of an attractive woman, but the photos are representational, out of focus, etc. So I am playing - cropping, altering, disrupting. And the limitations entertain, challange, sort of problem solving.

And creation, So here we go again....

Listening to a live The Decemberists concert on NPR....


"binary.laws"

6 comments:

jgy said...

I look at the images and I keep seeing...the neck.
I want to get past that it is a neck, or to just stay there and see it as a neck.
Why does something about that feel disturbing? I'm not asking for an answer, but its the question that keeps arising.
I'm hesitating whether to leave this comment because I am doubting that is it helpful to you, I want to say something more 'fun' and free.
But lately I am learning not to edit and to just let things be.

John said...

The neck is central to the image - since I do not have permission the images crop most of the face - privacy. Secrecy.

The neck is vulnerable and erotic. - think of a vampire.

Etc.

jgy said...

Thanks John.
I can't explain it,but this dialogue is helpful.
To see my 'fears' ( tired.of being.up to my neck.in them),
to.look.closer, and to question.

I appreciate your process and that you dare to explore.

--Joanne

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I think the neck is beautiful. Not everyone is allowed to touch a womans neck, or a mans for that matter. The outstretched neck makes this woman seem comfortable, she's feeling safe.

The black and white versions effective...but I love the autumn colours of the other version too!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

I think the neck is beautiful. Not everyone is allowed to touch a womans neck, or a mans for that matter. The outstretched neck makes this woman seem comfortable, she's feeling safe.

The black and white versions effective...but I love the autumn colours of the other version too!

Debi said...

I especially love "binary.laws" -- could be because by day I am a computer programmer.

No. It's something else. It's art that could not have been created at any time except now. When I see your work I know I'm seeing something I haven't seen before. In that way your work reminds me of Warhol, Pollack. How it must have been for the public to have seen them for the first time. And looking back on them, we see how seminal it was.

Your work is like that.