Sunday, November 22, 2009

Calibration

Tonight the professor checks the settings of the machine, the inmost chamber of which holds the light from a perfect Spring day some six months before, a day of fragrance and gentle breezes. In truth, the Professor is none other than the Daylight Robber, who caused an apparent eclipse and general panic when he extracted the sun's presence from this vanished May 12. For years he has been studying the translation of light into the language of other senses than vision.

29 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

i am a fan of this wise cat .

aleph said...

I knew he was the sun stealer, that fact only adds poetry and enchant to my loved professor. it´s just wonderful.

ArtSparker said...

C & A -

I may have to start a club for him, you guys can be charter members.

Cláudia said...

Now I know what the Bird of Prophecy has been trying to say to us. Surely it's something related to Anthony and Professor Mondragon. Both characters have been seen manipulating strange objects lately: an impractical hat, an antique jar, and two wonderful ghotic machines. Can't wait to see what happens next!

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia -He grew out of Anthony, who is a version of stock folk character. It feels weirdly as if The Professor exists independently and is not subject to my manipulations.

Tomás Serrano said...

The character is great. The illustration... is your style, I like it.

Tom said...

cool...somewhat of a science fiction creature.

Straight_UP said...

I can totally understand "not subject to my manipulations". Its like a form of automatic writing. Without sounding strange, an artist CAN be at the mercy of the character.

Steve said...

To be able to hear light sing would make the theft worthwhile...

ArtSparker said...

SU - Well, we're all strange here anyway.

Cláudia said...

A new flavour for ice cream - May Light.
Mondrago's best manipulation ever!

parisa mahmoudi said...

Love this character!!! :)
P.S.I love to see an animation of him!

femminismo said...

So this is what happened to May 12th! I told the Mister the spring seemed to have been a bit "short."

tony said...

It's His Fault It Always Rains In England! The Man's A Cad & A Bounder!

ArtSparker said...

Jeanne and Tony- He was hoping nobody would notice.

Celeste Bergin said...

My cats *appear* to only sleep eat and the rest...but MAYBE they are stealing spring days behind my back. This makes sense.

j. said...

love this so so much.
somehow reminds me of rube goldberg.







p.s.: I thought you may want to know that I plan on getting married in april : D!!!!

Phoenix said...

Would be nice if he could devise a machine to store the summer sunshine and distribute it on a need to have basis in the dreariness of winters :)

Titus said...

I think I'm in love with him now. Curiously Nemo-esque.

Totalfeckineejit said...

'the translation of light into the language of other sensesthan vision' Cool! I thought it was a machine for licking stamps.

Deb G said...

Hmm... has he been playing with the rain and the winds too? Maybe pushing the day along a little faster?

Candace said...

Say, lots of mysteries are beginning to clear up for me now. Love love LOVE this fella. I know it's dangerous but that's how I roll ...
Candace

The Crow said...

How wonderful! I so enjoy coming here. I apologize for not remembering to tell you how delighted I feel each time I visit.

You are gifted, and generous in sharing your gift with all of us. Thank you, Susan.

:)

steve said...

Beautifully drawn Susan!!

Cláudia said...

Susan, how glad I am to have learned something about Steampunk. It helped me to better understand this beautiful machine created by Professor Mondragon. (today's date: January 19,2010)

ArtSparker said...

Hi Cláudia - Yes, I have been thinking about him. It seems that any story line must involve a journey...he is such a creature of habit, he needs to be presented with having to deal with something new.

Cláudia said...

What if he just forgets all about calibration and pushes the button to see what happens? A explosion of light would be awesome (that reminds me that Lost is about to restart and the last thing we saw was a big flash of light...).

Anyway, I like Professor Mondragon very much!

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