Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Tuesday self-portrait (with eyes).


Blogger jenn see stared and said...

i hardly edited this at all, my eyes just turned out all whited-out like that...

i like the idea, almost like a blank slate.

4:30 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse stared and said...

Very nice Jenn! :)

8:33 PM  
Blogger Christopher Steven b. stared and said...

alright. not feeling very lucid as evidenced by the lack of a noun or pronoun to commence this sentence. but..here:

You have indeed included eyes, and yet the piece, as the previous, remains nonconfrontational. your gaze is directed elsewhere. aha. i had not noticed the hand. the face is so lit up and does form such a stark contrast [hence it garners focus] that the hand is somewhat hidden, nicely, in the background. is it a utilitarian hand, i wonder? does it prop up the blinds of the window through which she peeks?

[all of this is stream of thought]

ok. while this piece remains as nonconfrontational as the previous [eyes here, but looking away, oblivious to the viewer] it differs in that it seems to create a kind of action outside of the piece itself.
[think: cuatro coronatti vs. mich's. david]
Whereas your prior portrait seemed to invite our gaze, this one makes us wonder OUTSIDE of the piece. just what is producing this blinding light; just what has this girl transfixed. a strange portrait indeed!

i shall let others, or your imagination, point out possibilities for what the light might represent. [ horrible reference, but i do recall pulp fiction and that briefcase. surely it was not something ridiculous like 'drugs' or 'diamonds' that was present in it as some nearby fellow suggested]. Something awe inspiring? might she be looking through the keyhole and into some fairy inhabited kingdom? perhaps. let us call this strange source of light X. the light shoots brilliantly from X [now he thinks of the monoliths in kubrick's 2001].

i am rather fascinated by the fact that the physical presence of the light upon her face seems to speak also of the impact, in general, of the X upon this girl. note that it bleaches out her eyes thus making her pupils seem tiny: a countenance of wonder, of awe. also, the way the light seems to form a line above her lip, thus forming a shadow over her mouth, has the effect of muting the girl. one would indeed be silent in such a moment of revelation..

[if comments of this length are not wished for, please let me know and i shall cease]

2:29 PM  
Blogger jenn see stared and said...

actually i love that you can have so much to say about my images...what irks me is that every time i go to respond i'm so disoriented i can't articulate a response.

today i have bonnaroo as an excuse.
but i'll have more to say, i swear.

2:50 PM  
Blogger Christopher Steven b. stared and said...

you have given something to me by sharing the image; i have attempted to give, what is easy to give: my perception, and my rambling transcription of it. you need not feel compelled to add more..
you are a smart lass who clearly has studied art* [whatever we are doing] much more so than have i. i've much to learn from you; so once in a while detangle your tongue!

may i say the word 'bonnaroo' ??

1:38 AM  
Blogger jenn see stared and said...

i will say that i have always been drawn to the use of powerful light or illuminating sources in imagery; light can be multidimensional, expressing time & space & sometimes change, & a key part of visual art is the ability to manipulate light in an image in order to make it an inherent part of the shape/composition as well as a means of emotional or intuitive communion...

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous stared and said...

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9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous stared and said...

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12:27 AM  

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