Friday, July 10, 2009

Vertigo: Hollow Dreams

The last scene I am doing for Vertigo...Scotty goes on, of course, to try to duplicate the doll-like, barely present Madeleine. Why is it that we human beings (and I include myself) will, if we do something that doesn't work, simply repeat the first mistake only trying harder? 

Edit for further consideration:
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise
               - William Blake

27 comments:

mum said...

An excellent question, Susan. If you find the answer, please let us know.

I like the angle of the shot and the way her eyes drift toward... the next sequence in the movie?

Have a great weekend.

Rui Sousa said...

Beautifully illustrated!! Love your characters.

notmassproduced said...

good question. love the smocchy pic.

Chris Wolf said...

These are so entertaining and delightful. Thank you!

Coffee Messiah said...

Have you ever read:

Strange Life of Ivan Osokin by P. D. Ouspensky?

At the time, my neighbor, who is a jazz musician and played in Evolution Of The Blues on Broadway in SF with Jon Hendricks, was into Gurdjieff, and Ouspensky caught my eye and still have this book.

Check it out, it's hi-larry-us and does make one wonder ; )

jude said...

huh, i just don't know....

Caio Fernandes said...

Susan , how are you ? it feels like that i don't talk to you for months .....
i saw that post , question 3 , about the wall ....it made me remember an arquitet and i wanna to show to you , but you know how bad i am for names so ... i spend those days after him , and found in a old magazine of arquiteture and design here in my house .
check his projects , hes a french and his name is Patrick Blanc .here in Sao Paulo has many arquitets copying his work . he made the external area of the Museun de Quai Branly ...and other things , see the way he fill the walls with plants .
when i contruct my onw house , it is going to be a mix of this style of plants on all the walls , with victorians styles . let's win the lotery first .
see you . te amo .
yes , it is friday night , 8:40 , and i am on internet post a comment for you .

justdoodleit said...

Nicely framed, seems intimate! Regarding the question - Hope, persistence or stupidity might seem like reasonable answers depending on the situation.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh how romantic and delicious! This is absolutely divine.

lettuce said...

we do, don't we?

eternal hopefulness again?
or lack of imagination....

Indrani said...

Great art work, so well illustrated.

Rohzi E. said...

A wonderfully philosophical question, lol. I have no idea. Probably because we are either too lazy or too fearful to explore a new possible solution.

...or at least that has been the answer in MY case.

I wish I could watch you in action as you're doing these pieces of yours. I have no idea how you make them seem so... alive. : - )

rosedale's 4 head said...

Susan, this is a lovely piece - amazing work. there are always surprises. the question is thought-provoking too. i'm in Lacan right now (Critical Theory) - your question is rooted there somewhere...

California Girl said...

I don't know but I did that for years!

Meanwhile, is this the bell tower from the movie? Looks like it.

ArtSparker said...

Thanks, CG, for noticing the bell tower - this is just a very lucky discovery in my neighborhood, where the light combined perfectly with the background.

ArtSparker said...

just doodle it -

That is a very Solomon-like answer. The thing is, it's hard to tell which is which at the time.

Laurie Cannon said...

In my case, I outgrow the thing that
part of me covets and the same part
is incapable of recognizing this.

We think people will come with us
and they won't.

We believe people want to come with us
and they don't.

We think people should come with us
and they don't want to.

The ego cannot imagine
what lies beyond its limitation
and thus bangs its head against the wall
until something gives.

ArtSnark said...

cool piece - she does look like she's already gone

Tom said...

she's just not that into him...

Smiler said...

I'm a big Hitchcock fan. I say that, but I can't remember the last time I watched one of his movies. I must have been 16 I think. Vertigo is definitely one of my favourites. And San Fran is definitely one of my favourite spots in the world. Great job. What's there not to like?

Dream Painter said...

A very good question, nice piece as always!

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful! I´d like to see more about "Vertigo". Continue it, please. You have still many scenes to compose... And what´s up with Bogart?

INDIGENE said...

The answer to that question will certainly be the million dollar winner! Great theatrical details!

Laurie Cannon said...

Where's my million, Indigene ?

ArtSparker said...

Tomas -

Duuuuuude!

I am getting to Bogart shortly, but I decided with the films that I would just do a few scenes for each one, both to keep myself entertained and to take advantage of what cropped up in the environment. At some point, I might do a falling past a window scene,, but I would need the right set to turn up in my environment. I know you like Vertigo.

Caroline said...

Terrific, Susan! Love the set up! Are we all taking William Blake too seriously then?

Alisa : Ink Caravan said...

This is fab! Great expression on her face.