Sunday, August 8, 2010

More feathers! And a mystery man...

This is the final mounting for Tribal, posted earlier. I changed the title to "Queen of the Forest".

And here's another mysterious photo...Can anyone identify this man? The inscription says "Lumiere" and, I think, A.S. below that.

22 comments:

Celeste Bergin said...

She is "elevated" in stature by her new formal setting. I love how you make your previous work into new things. The morphing is TOO COOL. The man's identity --no clue, but he is a dish.

Subby said...

"Lumiere" could be the photo studio. He looks well made up as if for a production still...but I dinna hae a clew to who he is...yet...

Great assemblage :)

Charles Gramlich said...

No idea about the picture. So, what exactly do you call your particular brand of art? Is there a name for this kind of thing?

ArtSparker said...

Subby - Lumiére was the inventor of motion pictures, and also a film company. There is no accent on the "e" in this photo, however.

Charles- I am calling these "Altered Ancestors", they fit loosely under the title of collage or mixed media.

Fresca said...

I'm liking these mountings of your altered ancestors!
The werewolf a few posts back is my favorite so far.

roberto said...

Hi Susan, Thanks for your comment.
I searched on Google, and this face is not any of the Lumiere brothers.
For their appearance could be the decade of 1910-1920, I suppose.
I liked the definition: "Altered Ancestors."
A kiss.

ger said...

I like "Altered Ancestors" too... no idea who the man might be, but I´d wish to see such well-groomed examples of the specis around...

Eva said...

Love this totem!

Totalfeckineejit said...

The man in the photo is 'Alfred Shuttleworth' originally an American Vaudeville artist known as 'Max Bachowski' he left America and changed his name due to revenue issues. He became a big hit in British Music halls in the 1920's with his singing and comic tap dancing routines but died penniless and alone just before the first world war.

Snowbrush said...

I guess the name is that of the studio. I wish you luck identifying him. Is he important to you for a reason?

Snowbrush said...

P.S. If I were to guess a time period, I would say '20s or early '30s. Does that sound about right?

Jenny Woolf said...

I don't know who he is but he has beautifully cut hair

Clowncar said...

Clearly, it is Arthur Sand Lumiere. He invented the cocktail wiener. Died tragically of spontaneous combustion while riding the Ferris Wheel at the Chicago World's Fair in 1893.

ArtSparker said...

Dear Usual Suspects:

Loving the compensation...

grrl + dog said...

she looks quite Maori there..

loving the mounting you are doing.

Titus said...

Love Tribal. Managed to catch the exhibition "Skin" whilst in London, so extra-resonant tonight.
Ah, a puzzle... although the proposed solutions do seem eminently probable. Though not likely.

Titus said...

Stared and stared, but nothing coming as yet. Starting to look familiar, but then, he would by now. Something is making me think composer.

ArtSparker said...

Titus....with those looks? Hmmmm....

Titus said...

I think I was following an Ivor Novello vibe.

ArtSparker said...

Titus- Had heard the name before, but just googled him, I see what you mean.

Poet in Residence said...

This is Lord Lucan and Scotland Yard would like to hear from him.

rosedale's 4head said...

i would say "Gatsby" but those eyes says someone completely different...tisktisk