Thursday, April 15, 2010

Lost in Thought


Fretting about you folks over there...It's night, so I suppose the ash is not obvious now.

28 comments:

The Scrybe said...

I like this :)
I've just finished Mr. Y, and think I'm a little frightened by the idea of thought as matter.

Amy C said...

gorgeous piece, I love the red.

Fresca said...

Looks like... a relative of a lead reindeer?
(Loved your tale of re-appropriation on my blog--thanks!)

California Girl said...

Susan, is this created with photoshop or are you drawing on a copy of the old photograph with pen and ink or...?

ArtSparker said...

CG - I'm drawing directly on the photograph. More risk.

Shayna Prentice said...

Becharmed thought!

ger said...

What is he thinking about - his wife being unfaithful...? "ein gehörnter Mann" is an (old fashioned) expression in German for that...

Gene said...

This tragic condition brought about because he was trying to figure out the tax code...

Eva said...

Incredible! That's how I feel sometimes.
Thank you for your comment. I do love the way you write your mind, this is so helpful! Please keep on.

Clowncar said...

Good. I'd be so depressed to learn you were using Photoshop.

Charles Gramlich said...

Cool mask. I'd like to have that one for Mardi gras

ArtSparker said...

Eva - As for "write your mind", I learn from the best...

ArtSparker said...

Gene- Heh.

Clowncar- we are a sensitive bunch around here, that's for sure.

Charles....Hmm, masks, that reminds me of an idea...

Steve said...

Ah... lost in the branches of the forest of the mind. I know how he feels.

Titus said...

I like the cuckold suggestion, that resonates with me.

I was in the heart of Glasgow today and studying the skies assiduously, but didn't see one bit of Iceland overhead - it was the worst affected airport, allegedly.

Also fascinated by the hairstyle behind the mask. It looks so big!

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for the report, Titus...the perils of an imaginative mind.

Joe Beale said...

Regarding the Icelandic ash... Nice to see the skies quiet in some ways... Weirdly, there was a funny smell in town, I don't know if it's psychological but someone else, completely separately, mentioned they'd thought the same when they were out and about. A couple of times I thought it was passers-by, haha!

Regarding your work, I like this, but especially so as you draw directly onto it and don't use Photoshop!

rosedale's 4head said...

the branching the branching...where will it take us...

this is probably what will happen to my students when i introduce them to literature next and have them try to decide who's right, who's wrong in August Strindberg's 2-page gem-of-a-play: The Stronger...I CAN'T WAIT!!!

i'm digging this piece, S. inspiring!

Titus said...

All flights in and out of the UK, and quite a bit of Europe, grounded. One lovely optimistic scientist on the news saying it could "last for months".

Should make for some good sunsets, however.

No perils in an imaginative mind, surely?

ArtSparker said...

Titus...More like ALL perils in an imaginative mind.

Totalfeckineejit said...

He's got scary yes.Take him away!

Can't see ash but the air does seem taste funny, could be my imagination , or the neighbours chimney.

Cláudia said...

I bet Lost has been in your thoughts lately... (sorry, Susan: couldn't help!)

JJ Beazley said...

Whoa, Susan. Is this the rebellious spirit lurking deep within the conformist? Puts me in mind of Masque of the Red Death. Subversive!

They tell us the volcano's big brother might erupt next. And there might be a food shortage. Now, if all 60 million Brits gathered together at Cape Wrath and blew THAT way...

ArtSparker said...

JJ- I saw that as a worst-case scenario early on. We'll have to hope that does not happen.

SKIZO said...

Fabulous
Good
Creations

lettuce said...

the ash isn't obvious at all at any time, to us in London...

the sky is beautifully clear and blue.
and wonderfully quiet

Smiler said...

Love this piece. So whimsical! I started a new project and I would be truly honoured if you considered participating. It's called <a href="http://createthreesixty5.com/>createthreesixty5.com</a>; "Perfection is overrated, it's all about the process." I hope you'll drop by!

donny* said...

i've missed so much! you've been really rocking. absolutely love this one.