Friday, June 11, 2010

Reversal

It depends on how you look at it.

I've just linked this on Illustration Friday, per Steve's advice.
By the way, Katherine, who appeared in yesterday's post, has opened a new shop on etsy, finespine

16 comments:

Jasmine said...

I love this picture Susan. I like the idea of the elephant being lighter than the dancer :)

Rick said...

Hmm... That looks kinda political to me!

ArtSparker said...

Rick- that's funny - It's just n interesting juxtaposition, no politics intended, it would need to be a fairly complicated metaphor, I think?

Clowncar said...

oh, lighter than air!

I had seen the elephant as falling.

clearly, Jasmine has a brighter view of the world than I.

steve said...

Wow, this had to take some time. Really love the lines and the composition here. It would also work well for the current Illo Friday theme, "ripple".

ArtSparker said...

Steve-

re Illo friday, I'll get on it. Thanks for the heads up!

Eric Barclay said...

Ouch... that's going to leave a mark! Wonderful composition and colors.

Titus said...

Lovely colours and lines. And I'm as pessimistic as Clowncar: that elephant's coming down.
Also made me think of "Tubby the Tuba" and the highwire dancing elephants.

Cláudia said...

Children will be delighted because the elephant is actually a big air balloon. In a moment or two the lady's pointed hat will do the trick. Oh, yes, that is going to be be a blast!

Cláudia said...

Rehearsal.

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia- I think if the elephant is a balloon, you have an exact balance between pessimism and optimism.

Cláudia said...

Balance? That's not my name at all ;-)

ArtSparker said...

c- It's like the pushme-pullyou of Dr. Doolittle, evidently.

Cláudia said...

Had to google that.
Stuck in the middle - now, that's me!

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

Nice color. :-)

This is what some professor would call a "conceptual piece." lol. I can just imagine sitting in a classroom where the professor is asking us how to relate this picture to present-day America in which there are countless role reversals.

Oh how I've missed your blog. ;-)

ROMANIŢAN NICOLAE - Lucrări personale said...

very disturbing picture!