Archive for communication
I can’t make up my mind whether to join Twitter or not. First of all, why is it any different from Facebook? (which I go on infrequently). Are your ‘twitterings’ open for all to read’? How will this help my blog? I mean, do I write ‘I am now blogging away as we speak………‘ and do a link? In short, I haven’t a clue lol! Is anyone, reading this post actually on Twitter? and how has it helped them? and could they help me? What are ‘followers’? and will I look sad if I don’t get any? lol! (and will I care? … er yes!) So many questions, but what are the answers?
Again a quick post before work. I really don’t know what happens sometimes on my blog, there’s a lot of troughs and peaks. I can’t seem to find some kind of sequence. The whole stat chart looks like the Plough or sometimes ‘the big dipper’! Why this is I don’t know. I just keep plodding away, even though some days I am too busy to blog. I always try to find something. It has become an obsession, this blogging very day, you know!
‘Blue Animation is part of the ‘Echostains’ project. The project is about communication – all types. In the third part of the project (The Yellow Wallpaper), gestural marks are made to ‘suggest’ shapes, thoughts, feelings, etc. ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ is a short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and tells the tale of a woman having some sort of breakdown, who begins seeing things in the wallpaper. It’s a good story…. and scary! Read it online through the link.
I have used colours related to Disney to suggest the actual ‘animation’. Whilst the technique is mostly gestural, there a a few recognisable forms in there.
Media used; Acrylic paint on canvas approx 18in x 12in (private collection)
Well this is my 80th post in 82 days. I can’t understand why I’m not getting more traffic. I have followed the advice to blog every day, and I do. Don’t get me wrong, I ENJOY doing it, but it’s a bit disheartening when I’ve put time and effort into a post and I don’t get many hits, knowing that it will soon be relegated into my archives, never to see the light of day probably ever again.
But perversity is my middle name, so I plod on…and on and on and on. The collage was made with tissue on silver card, the scratching, a form of communication: the lights from life reflected into the darkness. Well, that cheered me up lol!
Well, I am loathe to put anything up on my blog today. I don’t know whats happened, but there doesn’t appear to be anyone around today, and there wasn’t very many yesterday either. What exactly is the point? Perhaps I’m talking about the wrong thing? Jesus and Politics seem to go down well, there’s a hundred billion thousand of those out there.
Well, I don’t care, I’ll keep on rattling away to myself (mostly). It keeps me writing and hopefully some people might actually find it helpful and enjoy it, as I enjoy doing it. On with the Motley! Tomorrow is another day.
Continuing over from page 9 with the pink pearlised ink, the words: –
shows a drawing of a foot treading unwaringly on a hidden bomb. Life is a time bomb really if you think about it; ready to go off at any moment. Then it’s all over: that’s it really. Booby traps: a game of Snakes and Ladders.
Talk in a whisper Green Grass’
The snake whispers this (well hisses it), makes me think of the words ‘Why do you whisper green grass?’ This is a VERY ancient song, even more ancient than me! It is by the Inkspots and called ‘Whispering’ Grass’. ‘Why do you whisper green grass? why tell the trees what aint so’. From this you can see the way my mind is working, and the word and image association (whispering grass – snake in the grass)
The whispering grass is associated with the Inkspots. Inkspots and inkblots are used in psychology tests called Rorschach tests; the blot suggesting pictorial matter, depending on the frame of mind or temperament of the patient. They are used by Forensics and for character assessment.
Life is a game of chance, and depending on how you look at it and how you deal with it, or interpret it, you will bear the consequences. Sometimes it seems that you don’t even have to ‘do’ anything for things to ‘happen’ to you: there is usually something going on behind the scenes though; a chain of events etc.
In the third part of the actual Echostains Project the communication took the form of a visual narrative and auto suggestion. I did a series of inkblots: spilling various inks onto paper and manipulating the streams of ink, using salt to impede the flow. Watcher and ‘Meeting Place’ were made with black and white ink on canvas.
There is a lot of control versus chance in my work, which stems from my interest in Surrealism and the sub conscious. I tend to use the sub conscious as a tool for ideas. ‘House on the Borderland’ is a book by William Hope Hodgson. The colours (ink) I have used, express the eerie feeling experienced reading the book. My attempt to express a feeling in colour.
1066 uses abstract markings to express movement. The colours are an interpretation of colours used in the Bayeux Tapestry and so suggested the title 1066 (Battle of Hastings)
Pages 9 and 10
With many thanks to http://www.virtualshoemuseum.com/vsm/ a very interesting site – please check out!
Visit the Bayeux Tapestry, scene by scene
House on the Borderland
listen to it
Snakes and ladders history
lots of variations here