Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Fantasy Land, No. 5



I have an appreciation for the abstract especially when it calls on my imagination. This picture is dark. Is it because of the chains in it? Can you see the figures that might be a young lady in the middle of the picture and a young man to the left of her? Are they walking on one of the chains or are they just inside looking out? Or you might also think of these characters as upright, dressed-up mice? And what are the meaning(s) of the chains?

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10 comments:

San Nakji said...

Darn, I can't see the people at all! I like the photo though, have you used the plastic wrap function from photo shop? It goes perfectly here.

sage said...

i see the people, but are you going to tell us how you created it?

Ajay said...

trapped in her own confines ?
the way we tend to trap ourselves.

RubySoho said...

The chain is the entrapment of their love. They can't escape it. I love your art.

Kristi said...

That is soo cool! I love abstract art, when done in good taste, like this one.

I see the chains as fear. Fear keeping them from enjoying each other instead of standing apart; fear keeping them from coming out of their dark, comfortable woods into the bright sunshine; fear of what others will think when they see them.

krisTi said...

it looks amazing. I can't quite interpret it the way you see it...but I do see the girl. A girl wandering through an abstract world......

Cergie said...

Darn me too ! Excuse me everybody, I have no words to speak about Art, and worst about Abstract Art.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, san nakji. Perhaps, it's our different cultural backgrounds that allow some of us to see certain things and some of us not. It may also have to do with the children's books some of us were privileged to have enjoyed.

Hi, sage. I can't tell you completely as I don't recall completely. But I use Adobe PhotoShop Elements 2.0. This particular photo originally was about 3500 pixels by 2300 pixels. I applied an ocean ripple filter to the picture and then cropped the picture till I only had the top left corner left. To this corner section, I applied PhotoShop Elements' autolevels tool. It was originally a picture of part of a woods. I think you can still identify the tree trunks.

Welcome, ajay. Excellent observation. How often we even unconsciously confine ourselves.

Thanks, rubysoho. Another excellent interpretation.

Thanks, kristi. Glad you like this work. And a very real interpretation. How often fear and current comfort keeps us from the better.

Ah, a comment from another kristi. Glad you came by. And I welcome various and differing interpretations. Our different experiences enable each of us to sometimes see things in alternate ways that when shared make all of us the richer for it.

Hi, cergie. It's okay if you don't see anything in it or even if art or abstract art isn't your thing. We are all made and raised differently and it helps to make the world more alive if we so allow.

Crystal said...

Sorry, but I don't see the pepole. Abstract art is interesting however, and this photo looks "wet", like a steam of water.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, crystal. Some do and some don't see the people in the picture. It's okay either way. Glad you find it interesting, anyway.