Tuesday, September 26, 2006

phobia

Arachnophobia (spiders) Belonephobia (needles). Yikes!

20 comments:

michael dailey said...

lov the way u have this structure resemble a spider and a needle all in one wonderful illo

AscenderRisesAbove said...

i didnt notice the spider motif; nice...

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very cool! An imposing image. The bow and balloons confuse me a bit though...

AndyDoodler said...

Beautiful painting- Beautifully original- which is not original for you- as you seem to always be. Awesome!
Let's see--- it's a female art-decoish spider- (I think females are usually the ones w/the real venom- the males are often smaller and way less poisonous)-- and it's celebrating it's success in sucking the life out of it's prey. (So this must be how the fashion models keep so skeleton-like-- or is it heroin). [Is it also a fashion show runway decked w/balloons etc.?]

aynaku said...

I like your "architectural structured" spyder...it really conceives a phobic feeling...

the heartful blogger said...

Wow, excellent image, that one is going to stay with me way too long!

character_ed said...

really good!!I love the environment resembling spiders and needles....and flying ballons gives it a crazy look as well.
Great stuff!

Francesca said...

Love the architecture and the female image with a lot of real and reflected legs. Very dreamy

Wee Cottage said...

I love the surreal feel of this painting. It reminds me of taking children to the doctor to get their shots and then getting stickers or a treat afterwards. Here you are getting them both at once. GRIN

Amy Zaleski said...

Very intriguing image!! This needle is somewhere between a calligraphy nib and an old record player needle. I love how the structure has a set of creepy eyes...and a pink bow to boot!

Siukwan said...

Very very nice painting!!! At first, I don't know the architecture is a spider~it's very special~ Cool!

Twisselman said...

Wickedly cool. The stuff of my nightmares. The bow and balloons are genius touches.

Em said...

Ingenious way of putting 2 phobias together. Love the little pink bow and balloon touches too.

Alina Chau said...

WOW!! Love the dept of field in this painting, really feel like you can walk into the room .... AWESOME!

Janet said...

Yow! I like her face;she's not really scared.....she's just...waiting..

boredomsketch said...

I would only take the balloons. I like the way the two phobias are joined on the pic.
By the pose and atitude of the girl i would say she's enjoying it! :)

Ian T. said...

Extremely dark and scary! This is like De Chirico on speed - truly menacing and oppressive!

Ian T. said...

Thinking about this a bit further, the Gothic cathedral ceiling as spider is a wonderful touch. I'm not sure what the balloons and needle mean exactly, but it seems in keeping with the overall fear underlying the piece :).

atomicvelvetsigh said...

missed this subject. but wow this is a twisted wicked painting!

Catnapping said...

wow. very powerful for me.

the high sheen on the floor accentuates this message. excellent take.