Monday, December 21, 2009

Wordsworths at Point Reyes

In the film Pandaemonium, the EEEvil William Wordsworth (John Hannah) -yes, he's painted as a complete villain and mediocrity- takes a walk along the cliff's edge, complaining to his sister Dorothy (Emily Woof) of Coleridge's "velocity". The walk also contains a passage of composition. Wordsworth took a number of images from his sister's journals; In cinematic shorthand, this plays as his proclaiming "I wandered lonely as a cow", with Dorothy suggesting that "cloud" might be a better word.

Photo taken at sky Camp, Point Reyes.

19 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

That's kind of weird. Interesting cutouts.

Eva said...

Right. Cows tend to forming herds.

Celeste Bergin said...

lonely as a cow. lol. Great images

femminismo said...

Are you drawing your figures bigger than usual? I love this bit, about the sister suggesting the word "clouds" - how funny! Great drawings.

ArtSparker said...

Jeanne - They are all on 8 1/2 by 11 paper.

ger said...

Huu... haven´t been aware of posting a quote by a complete villain... didn´t know he had a sister, either - let alone one exploited by him... Nice coincidence (or are there no such...?)

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh no. 'Til the end of my days I will remember the line as 'lonely as a cow'.
ROFL
Love the cutouts, as always.

Jasmine said...

Great pictures. I visited his house in the Lake Districts. I never did like that poem, maybe its becuse my step mother gave me a print with the poem on it and I didn't much care for her.

Happy Solstice x

Titus said...

The facial expressions are a marvel, and love the background - so, well, English looking.

Totalfeckineejit said...

I prefer cow.And 'a host of golden cow pats' or perhaps with a contemporary and incongruous (for the countryside) twist 'a host of golden traffic lights' Brilliant drawing there Sparkey, I really likes it! Pip pip!

Cláudia said...

I believe we all love to know about the lives of artists, but I had once a teacher who quoted D W Lawrence: "Never trust the teller; trust the tale."

I think this is very appropriate. The art is what really matters. It always transcends the frail human who is behind the ouvre. (But this is far from being a statement, it's just my humble opinion.)

ArtSparker said...

Thanks guys - By the way, it's quite a wonderful film.

donny* said...

that makes for quite an interesting scene. excellent!

rosedale's 4head said...

i loved Point Reyes - makes me miss my Dad and Bay Fam!

California Girl said...

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Bee said...

I'm so intrigued by this film now! I must see it. Just yesterday I was thumbing through As.S. Byatt's Unruly Times (about the Coleridge/Wordsworth friendship) and she mentioned how much they all WALKED. Apparently Dorothy thought nothing of walking 20 miles or more in a morning.

The cow bit was funny.

lilasvb said...

just great!

Tomás Serrano said...

Wonderful image, Susan. I like to see a scene in an only image.

Candace said...

I love Linus Roache in That Film. And all the cows I've ever known have not had problems with feelings of loneliness, with or without those great galoots of herds around 'em.

Great photo here.
Candace in Athens.