Monday, October 18, 2010

IF ... Spooky

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Here, some common household items - a wrench, staple remover, tape dispenser, egg beater, and soda bottle with it's neck cut off (certainly THAT'S spooky) are buried (ooo ... the word sends chills down my spine) within this composition. OK, so they're not exactly buried ... they've been resurrected (a nod to Doc Frank) in this collage of paper, ink and pastel. These items were a requirement for a basalmorphic analysis for my drawing class. (Yes, the study of psychotherapy for mutant herbs, but frankly, I'm banking on Gestalt.) I examined the still life before me, sprawled across the table like amputated body parts. Perfectly still and lifeless. Deader than a doorknob, really. And then suddenly, an edgy transformation 
occurred ....  bbbrrruuuuaahhh!ha!ha!ha!


  1. good lord!
    What a change!
    spooky indeed, I gather that 'tape dispenser' man has been irritated by 'dragon-remover' fly for eons... watch out. fly will relax once too many times.
    (and it's all blue, too)

  2. Very cool! I didn't know such mundane objects could be so spooky! Nice work.