Thursday, September 17, 2009

"Lost" Sock in the Laundry

Are they really lost, or are they just up to no good when they disappear? This one is meant to be carrying a burglar's kit, but I think I drew it a bit too small. Something of Edward Gorey's Wuggly Ump about him.

Junk Thief has posted a video by Segundo de Chomon showing other nefarious activites of inanimate objects here.

22 comments:

subtorp77 said...

AHA! So that's where my sock went-LOL! And the kit bag looks the right size, it does :)

Caio Fernandes said...

it is great !!
and the lady there behind is a very good detail .

Clowncar said...

Very cool.

I showed it to my girls this morning. They laughed, and made "lizards" out of their socks until it was time to go to school.

ArtSparker said...

Sub - thanks for your support re the bag

Caio - she didn't know. I do like the idea that inanimate objects have their own plans...

Clowncar- I am thrilled that you are looking at my blog before school with your children. Svankmajer's Alice has quite an interesting episode with socks, by the way.

Totalfeckineejit said...

So THAT'S what they get up to.Not all of them become burglars though one of mine lept out of the laundry basket onto a Greek ferry and became a philospher, sockrates.

ArtSparker said...

TFE - I trust you have seen "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure", in which the philosopher appears.

Eva said...

Never trust a single sock.

Prospero said...

I'm new to Art Spark Theatre...just trying to get my bearings.

Son of Incogneato said...

LOL! I hate saying LOL, but LOL!
Made my evening.

Son

Ginga Squid said...

Very cool! Love his bag!

Bee said...

This is so funny! And I love the laundromat background . . .

Lost socks really are one of life's mysteries. I keep the odd ones in a laundry basket and there are LITERALLY dozens of them in there at the moment. HOW does this happen? Your theory makes sense.

Rohzi E. said...

Socks, when removed, come to life and imitate what they've witnessed your own person doing when you have them on. So if they're up to no good... well.... you know.

: 0 )

Son of Incogneato said...

The Junk Thief video is priceless.

Some great comments here although the bit from Rohzi scares me a little. Does this mean that all my dastardly deeds should ideally be commited barefoot?

- Son

Chris David Richards said...

It's what the other one's doing that I'm worried about. Lonely, abandoned, I'm not sure it'll be able to cope.

ArtSparker said...

Rohzi, Son, Chris - There seems to be a whole cosmology starting here...I may have to do a series.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

:0

Jasmine said...

This made me smile. The complete opposite to Nick Camen in the launderette...

lettuce said...

hahahaha this is WONDERFULLY funny and clever

you're so good at this

Tomás Serrano said...

In my opinion, this is your (master) piece of the week. This is a great drawing with the brilliant idea of the inclined setting.

Dream Painter said...

haha, this is so cute and funny, really love your humour!!

Titus said...

Ooh! Could be my favourite ever. In down moments it is an image I'll conjure. To nick an Americanism: Awesome.

Ladrón de Basura (a.k.a. Junk Thief) said...

That really inspires me to make stop motion films again.

Just to be clear, the video I posted was by cinema pioneer Segundo de Chomon not me a century ago.