Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Moment of Truth

I like it. Am I supposed to say that? Anyway, had a major fail with another piece. It seems that with some of them , you can just forge ahead, and with others one assumes too early, or something. Oh, since you insist...here's the fail. Ploddingly literal, doesn't work. But...it opens up more problems which I suppose could be solved in other pieces. Yes, it was a nice photo...maybe that was part of the problem, trying to preserve too much of the original?

11 comments:

steve said...

I like the top too, and I'm not sure what I'd do with the bottom one. I seem to be going through a more literal phase myself, though I try to keep things somewhat surreal, at least on a more subtle level. Hmmm, perhaps a different shape or a warm color in the composition? That's a tough one. There's always that balance to maintain - you never want things too vague that it won't connect with the viewer, yet, you also want to keep things interesting. Always a tough balance.

ArtSparker said...

Steve- It's overworked already, so I'm not sure about spending more time on it. But of course I am tempted to try to fix it.

Clowncar said...

for me, with writing, there is always a period of time where I have no idea if what I'm doing is succeeding or not. you just gotta trust your instincts, take the ball and run with it. doesn't always work out.

I'd say fewer butterflies. but I'm no artist.

ArtSparker said...

CC- or way more, or one or two really large wings sticking in. It's mostly that sometimes what;s in charge makes good decisions and sometimes not.

AJ "Rohzi" Ellington said...

I like them both. Reminds me of - in a way left-field sort of way -the world portrayed in the 1988 film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Since then, I've always held a fascination for the concept of mixing literalism with surrealism; reality with animation.

No piece of art, in my opinion, is considered a failure. It may not be what you originally anticipated, but because you put your hands to it... it's worthy of the title "accomplishment."

:-)

Totalfeckineejit said...

I am a philistine admittedly, but I prefer the bottom one.Ignore me.I'll go away eventually.

Titus said...

The first is incredible: that clear gaze, and the elegance of line.
Your thoughts/feelings on the second are remarkably reassuring.

ArtSparker said...

TFE- I hope not.

Titus - what a very lovely thing to say, thank you.

Harnett-Hargrove said...

I like her mysterious reveal.
And, the literal mind game on the bottom is interesting too. -J

The Crow said...

I'm with Ms. Ellington: like them both, for different reasons. I like the mystery of the first one and am creeped out by the sinister undertone (to me) of the second one.

I'm getting too autobiographical, I think.

tony said...

They Are Both Good, Just Different.