Friday, April 9, 2010

Jamesian

This reminded me of Wings of the Dove when I put the raw sea-colored fabric edge in.

18 comments:

Shayna Prentice said...

Unrequited longing ... a most thought provoking and visually soothing composition.

Charles Gramlich said...

I know that book.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Nicely done Sparkey.Neato!

ger said...

This is lovely... I guess you don´t know who she was...?

notmassproduced said...

love this. Do we get to see inside? Love your blurb book by the way. I want to make one for my friend using her photographs. Can I ask you if I can do it without the book being available for the world to see? She might just kill me!

Eva said...

Her whole world in a book.

JJ Beazley said...

There's something about holes cut into solid objects that puts me in mind of a childhood sensation that I can't place. I do remember wanting to live in a hole in the ground. Maybe that's it. The problem with this kind of thing is that a picture isn't enough. I want to touch it.

ArtSparker said...

JJ- Well, I do remember digging a hole to get to the other side of the world when I was a child.

Shayna Prentice said...

I dug diligently in an attempt to get to China. I'd heard it was possible ... ahh, tiny days ... I kept being almost sure that I saw the very tip of those marvelous hats.

Celeste Bergin said...

wow this is soooo pretty

JJ Beazley said...

This reminds me of a strange film I saw once - about 17th century English miners going so deep into the earth that they exit in modern day Australia. Can anybody place the title of it?

Emma J said...

So very Jamesian! I love the thoughtful place your pieces take me - refreshing and renewing - and then sets my feet on a making path of my own. (thank you)

Cláudia said...

Totally off topic - yesterday, recovering from a dental surgery, I watched that 1978 film, The China Syndrome. Great movie!

In Brazil, people say that if you keep digging you will end up in Japan. I tried that so many times while in the beach, but couldn't stand when little crustaceans started to appear...

The Wings of the Dove - the book is on my bedside table...

ArtSparker said...

J.J. - I don't remember the name of the film, but I think they end up in London in the plague years? There is something about how it concludes that has to do with the sun. A very odd film, because it was not really an action film.

Cláudia said...

JJ, the name of the movie is: "The Navigator, a Medieval Odissey", a 1988 film.

I loved this movie, especially because it made me think about how difficult (or impossible) it is for a mind to interpret total new realities. The miners don't have the tools to interpret what they see in the future because their minds are configured to see the world from their deep religious background.

I have been thinking about this movie for a time now. Thank you for mentioning it. Now I will look for it, it's a great film.

ArtSparker said...

D'OH - Yes, Cláudia, now I'm reminded, it's the miners that are from medieval times (so they are probably not Australian).

JJ Beazley said...

Thank you, Claudia. Now I can look for it again, too. And maybe a counter-allegory for the creative process?

ma grande folle de soeur said...

I love this :)