Endings

Endings

Now and again, I come across an image which is a little different to what usually draws my attention. These days - more often than not it'll represent a once familiar tune which no longer plays, but the memory of the dance it inspired will rattle through my body...sometimes creating discomfort, at other times joy. The above picture is one such example which provides provocation of an old memory. I find myself unsettled at the sight of it, yet I choose to keep looking and let my mind wonder, and wander, as I patiently wait for my head to connect with the soul self.

I glance back up at the screen, and I'm thinking about the symbolic meaning of swan, and how their interpretation is likely to be varied between countries. 

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The Invisible Man

The Invisible Man

According to his DeviantArt profile, Crilleb50 a.k.a Christer Borgquist considers himself a hobbyist and yet there's no lack of professionalism when it comes to the finished product. Ever the opportunist, I figured it would be a good idea to look at the concept of the invisible man because I couldn't decide which of these three pictures I liked best; they all deal with slightly different variations of the 'missing self'. 

Wish You Were Here was an image which resonated strongly with me a couple of years ago when I found myself in an online relationship with someone living three thousand miles away. Long distance relationships can provoke a curious blend of feelings which go from one extreme to another 

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Isolation

Isolation

Kasia Derwinska’s art reminds me of the work of Leszek Bujnowski although it’s not because of her choice in subject matter; it’s her ability to invoke a sense of isolation with her images. Kasia has an awful lot of work to look through, but I didn’t even get off the first page before realising she was able to pull the viewer into a place of quiet which always helps to create the right kind of head-space to engage in contemplation. The difficulty I have is choosing which images to write about because there are so many which strike a chord. So I’ve decided to use an old tarot spread method and go with a past, present, and potential future theme except I get to see what I’m picking beforehand. We’re talking resonance here, and despite having decided to pick three, I, in fact, end up with eight and didn’t stick to my own self-imposed theme at all…

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Almost Boxed In

Almost Boxed In

Kathy Grieb Kennedy is one of my favourite artists; I mean she’s in my top twenty currently alive on the planet favourites. After spending a good half hour scouting around for images, I remembered I hadn’t paid her portfolio a visit in a month or so and tapped my way over there pronto. Kathy’s prolific in her creative output, but there were two in particular that stood out for me and the image above was one of them. I found it to be funny, not just the concept but the title ~ it was appropriate for my mood; which was pissed off, dark, brooding, and ever-so-slightly-dejected. So I’m in the throes of whatever I’m in the throes of and I spy a pirate pic with the caption of…

Life’s pretty good, and why wouldn’t it be? I’m a pirate, after all…Johnny Depp

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Friend or Foe

Friend or Foe

A couple of years ago, someone randomly sent me this picture with the comment they thought I’d like it, and I did, despite it provoking a sense of intimidation within. I put it to one side for a post but somehow deleted it, and even though I searched high and low for months with every search term I could think of ~ I couldn’t find it. Last weekend I was having a night on the vodka whilst moving old emails when I came across a copy of the image and actually felt a sense of triumph at the sight of it. Once the initial flood of elation had subsided, I went looking for the original reaction…the one I’d had so many moons ago ~ but the intensity didn’t rattle me at my core like it had done before, although I still think it’s a great piece of work and certainly worthy of a closer look.

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