Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Cycledelic


10 comments:

lisa bebi said...

i love that piece.........

wastedpapiers said...

I should put on a bit of a spurt past THAT house if I were her!

scrapatorium said...

Ha, good eye Michael! I almost called this one Psychodelic.

Dylan Hunt said...

AaHAaaa!
I Love this!!!

Joy Logan said...

Love it!

Sandollar said...

A "futuristic" Mary Poppins? :)

Stanton Hager said...

I love the background--the moon behind Mrs. Bates' reddened house and the wavy blue mass in front--but I don't "get" the woman on bicycle as foregound.

scrapatorium said...

Stanton, I don't like to go into detail about what my collages mean, but in this case, I think it's obvious why the bicycle lady is a part of the piece. It's titled CYCLEdelic. In case you have not noticed, wordplay is a big part of my work.

Stanton Hager said...

1/8/08. Angelica, I LOVE wordplay in all sorts of contexts, for all sorts of purposes and occasions, including artwork titles, where, in SCRAPITERIA I enjoy the accomplished wordplay of HALF the active members!

However, in any "UNIFIED work of art" ( what other kind of worthwile art is there?), its title--even a wordplay knee-slapper of a title!--can't rescue the visual elements of an artwork from being incoherent when they fail to cohere. And by("incoherent," I don't refer to the visually-UNIFIED masterpieces & minor-pieces of Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, and other non-rational genres. You've been to art school; you know exactly what "unified" means.)

I, of cource, "got" your title's worlplay--biCYCLE/pSYCHEdelic; but I did NOT get at all what bicycles and psychedelia had to to with your BEAUTIFUL work on the Bates house and its wonderful surrounding moonscape. The 4-word statement that ended my COMPLIMENTARY comment I hoped would get a simple clarifying response, not the subterfuged "coincidental" group email, SENT THE VERY NEXT DAY MY COMMENT WAS POSTED, scolding us/me for "critquing."

To ask the question a last time, more protractedly: in "Cycledelic," background and foreground are visually and imaginatively unified by what???

PS: I found it a disheartening revelation about you that my comment was entirely deleted in Scrapatorium. Angelica, really. . .

scrapatorium said...

1/7/08 Stanton says: PS: I found it a disheartening revelation about you that my comment was entirely deleted in Scrapatorium. Angelica, really. . .

I have no idea what you are talking about, but I never deleted any comments. Stanton, really...