Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Happy Couple

28 comments:

ma grande folle de soeur said...

on dirait des animaux à plumes... faisans... perdrix... :)

jenny mccabe said...

love his furry suit! xxx

Clowncar said...

looks itchy.

ArtSparker said...

CC- It's all part of the cycle.

Fiona said...

I never fail to be amazed. Love the way the flooring goes up his suit.

Shayna Prentice said...

I'd love to have his outfit and her headdress - splendid illustration.

donny* said...

perfect! the hairy suit into floor is mighty spectacular. and the mask is pretty awesome as well.

Eva said...

A beast and a vegetable. A good recipe for marital peace.

ArtSparker said...

Eva- I'm trying to decide if marital peace is best achieved if the beast is an omnivore or a carnvore...

Steve said...

Ha ha! Moustache postively stiff and quivering with excitement!

ArtSparker said...

Well-spotted, Steve- Yes, another in my series of human/botanical erotica.

rosedale's 4head said...

just completed a conference length essay on Septimus Smith - one of my all time favorite characters in Mrs. Dalloway--in literature.

now these two remind me of Rezia and Septimus trying to me normal after the shell shock of war has claimed Septimus's mental stability - but what is that? mental stability...

Septimus is severely anti-conformity...in all his fragmentation, he is the brilliant sane one - the "insane truth" as Woolf so eloquently refers to him.

this art piece reminds me of Rezia constantly trying to hold Septimus down...to keep him from plight...to pin him down...bring him back to social norms...

one of S's questions is "What do humans want?" I add "with me?"

he doesn't make it back to his society and i suspect this hubby, judging the apparel and radical bigote, won't either...

fascinating stuff here...

ArtSparker said...

R- Thanks for your thoughtful response, it makes me feel that this is a successful piece, that is, it reflects a little more than the cardboard and the paint in that you can see this facet.

Bee said...

In the human world, at least, females need to be the showiest. I wonder, though, if anyone has ever properly analyzed the fashion for substantial mustachios?

Totalfeckineejit said...

Where the suit ends and the carpet begins- no one knows.She has no feet and is supported by an army of invisible rug lice.

ArtSparker said...

TFe– lug rice.

Titus said...

Excellent! It's a lawn suit for me.

jude said...

nice headdress

Cláudia said...

They come from different tribes. She looks very imaginative...

aleph said...

When looking at the altered photo I thought this man is dressed in a grass suit, the same (green) grass I see growing on the floor, though it´s an indoor picture (I like that growing contradiction) And the woman´s dress is made of a sort of spider web, her whole gargment is a sort of contrivance (=artilugio in Spanish) She floats, while he sprouts. Maybe when she takes her hand of his shoulder she flies off. But then there there are those fantastic moustaches, which defy my eyes and for which I can´t say a word. I´ll sit and watch over them, I bet they´re growing.

Celeste Bergin said...

The furry suit is fantastic. I want to hug him.

Ginga Squid said...

LOVE THIS!

lettuce said...

:oD

:oD

:oD

Tomás Serrano said...

I always love your "overdresses"...

California Girl said...

I love it when you do this. I should try it as one medium I've always been comfortable with is pen and ink. I know you said you do it on the original. I'm not that brave, would most likely scan the photo. I have a Rapidograph around somewhere...

Eric Barclay said...

Love what you've done to them! Has a bit of an Edward Gorey feel to it. Been too long since I've been here for a visit... hope all is well with you.

underseaboat said...

Excellent & wonderful work, as always!

grrl + dog said...

the fur suit is the best...

love the lightness in this.