Monday, May 21, 2007

signs

Most of the time, I don't know where a "painting" is going
until well into it. This piece was no different, until finished,
when I realized I put the signs on the wrong side, and the
monster couldn't see them. It probably wouldn't have
cared anyway.

17 comments:

Twisselman said...

I don't think it matters to the faceless monster... the faceless crowd?... which way the signs are facing. There's a futility in the failure to communicate that is expressed in the exhausted painter woman. But then I go on and on. Great lighting and wonderfully open to interpretation.

isay said...

great job with the nails and lighting.

it's like t puzzle in our life-we can only see the light if we chose that one way ticket to righteousness......yay, what am i talking about?.......

Anonymous said...

There are plenty of them and evil monsters see backwards anyway! Lovely manicured nails though! I like the pot of flowers better :)

Kstyles said...

Wow, this is great as always. I love your style.

Janice said...

A very creative way of looking at this challenge... Dont think king kong read signs either... !

studio lolo said...

I thought of King Kong too, only the gentleness of him and the love he had for the woman. When I look at this painting I see much of the same gentleness, and a slight urgency for him to rescue her from her fall. I'm so glad she wasn't impaled on one of the points of the signs. Perhaps then I might have suspected him.
I loved your comment on my "Wallflower 4." Now I look at her differently :)

Linda said...

this is great! i see it as the exasperated painter lady has given up i'm rooting for her to get up and keep trying. WAKE UP LADY, TURN THE SIGNS AROUND!

ps: loving the juicy orange painting!

md said...

looks like 1 way exhaustion has set in for the painter.
i guess there is only one way and everybody gets to chose which way that is..... but is it the right way? lov the work on the hand and u lil flower pot, not to mention the the routed out look of the letters.

Alina Chau said...

Love the abstract quality!

AndyDoodler said...

I'm betting on the painter- even though it doesn't look so good for her-- monsters seem to have always lost in the end- unless they're not really monsters. (What is that light bulb a symbol of? Could be a lot.) Flowers for hope, peace, and for congradulations. This is the way to paint! Another favorite!
I love when "I don't know where a "painting' is going until well into it"- sometimes I don't know even after finished.

steve said...

Love it!! What a feast for the eyes. There is a sense of exhaustion, even anxiety conveyed here. I like how not everything is spoon fed, concept-wise. Seeing your work makes me want to touch it.

Larry Lee said...

Quite interesting and very nicely done. I enjoy coming here each week to see what you've done.

Big Zed said...

Wow!

harlequinpan said...

Signs or signages always make me dizzy!

Nice capture!!

Mauricio said...

Muito bonito!!!

Roger said...

Wow - how interesting!
Love your work.

Lee said...

monsters have a flagrant disregard for signs...look it up if you don't believe me ;) way cool as always!