Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Here are Atoma and Fly-Man, folks!
Trading-type cards created about a week ago now winging their way to their recipients on an Exchange I"m doing on the Wet Canvas Artist Site!
Have Wings/Will Travel!
Submitted also to the "Wings" challenge on the 3 Muses site for your viewing pleasure!
Ah, my sweet Public Domain....whatever would I do without you?!
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
3Muses Challenge: Use a circle in an artwork
The How/Source Imagery:
Earth was based on the idea of filling in a divided circle , much-manipulated magazine imagery was used to see how far I could go with it!
Picked broccoli and steak newspaper ads as the base and went from there...added a spruce tree in both =/- image from a backyard photo and a single PD photo ( ! ) of ancient SW -now US SW States area Anasazi ruins, and some texture photos I had from bark and sand close-ups..
When done, it reminded me of either a First Nations/Native American Dream-catcher or a Warriors sheild ..
In & Out/back&Forth of vacation/at home-time, this past week, this and next; so thought to submit this fitting piece I did a few months ago in when I came back and read the theme!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Art on the Darkside Challenge: WEB
In the 1950's experiments were done spraying spiders with various psycho-reactive drugs....the WEB shown is the kind of WEB they wove after having absorbed caffeine.
Source WEB: An html document from the WORLD WIDE WEB!
Symbolist era painting by Fernand Khnoph (1891)/ Back-ground ttv from amy higgins of the Noise and dust through the Viewfinder FLICKR group/ PD coffee cup and spider
Layers: 13, natch!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Ernest Hemingway - A Tribute to A Farewell to Arms
This is my first submission to a series of Literary Challenges issued by Aino's Inspired by Books site. This is my entry for the Challenge #20 to portray a Nobel prize winner. I chose to do Ernest Hemingway from the time period of one of his first memorable books, A FAREWELL TO ARMS; based on his own front line experiences of WW I.
Reading about his life again on the JFK Library site; the perspective of South African Nobel Writing winner Nadine Gordimer quoted by article author Thomas Putnam helped give me a new appreciation of him as both man and writer, that I had not had before........
My youthful assessment of him as a tad too overtly macho for my taste was overshadowed when I was re-aquainted with his realistic and pragmatic as well as his ( link next ) evolving philosophical view of 20th century warfare......and his personal exploits as a reporter on the front lines after WW I and beyond.
In short, I have a new admiration and respect for Hemingway; and wanted to show that somehow...hence this entry.
The lower left picture is of a young Ernest writing in the grass, and the letters/writings I show scattered here and there are actually from a writing assignment he did when he was in Elementary school...
.....a man who liked hanging out with Gertrude Stein is all right by me!
Title: Hemingway Homage
The How: PSE 2/ 21 layers
As is my inclination, all historical images are in the Public Domain. Most of the imagery related to Hemingway is from the JFK Library Archives. Other WW I imagery from LOC/Library of Congress Archives.