Monday, June 27, 2005

Isabella's Quantum Birthday Party

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Blogger pghpoet said...

how many times in life
have we had the feeling we were dressed up for a party, and nothing happens-

time breaks in half, and stops. all that's left,

is smoke.

this one gives me the forlorns.-

2:45 AM  
Blogger pghpoet said...

i just looked at this again, because it haunts me....and my goodness...look at the apprehension in her look, the way her hands fret at one another.

and she's wearing what looks like a pencil tip as a party hat..

the possiblity of ideas perhaps? not written out. kept in the head...making her nervous for having them?-

4:07 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


As always, enchanted.



7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i love this, did you take the photo of the clock and the girl?

9:56 AM  
Blogger anders said...

Scott can you talk to Didi over at Mipo about maybe teaming up with her to release these as postcards or something? She has done that sort of thing before with coffee mugs and t-shirts with her paintings on them. Talk to her about it.

10:51 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


I scavenged the girl and the clock from a magazine.


I might just do that.

6:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think your artwork is amazing and i hope this isn't a downer, but i would caution you about using other people's images in your collages as copyright laws are quite strict and rightly so. all artists should respect these laws. very few, if any, images culled from magazines or the net or any other media are public domain. there are cd's of images that you can buy outright that do not restrict the useage of the images (ie clip art), but the quality of the images may not be what you need. often images are paid for under specific contracts (type of use, time of use, etc.), and the artists, photographers and designers who make their livelihood creating images for magazines and other media/venues aren't, for the most part, well off, and they work very hard, especially to create a style. i know that if i saw my images being used by someone else, especially if they were sold or circulated as their own, i would be extremely upset, no matter how wonderful the artwork was, or how small a piece of the overall artwork was taken up by my image. i just thought you should know. i think you should definitely continue to experiment with your art, but you should learn about copyright laws.

7:27 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Very good point. There is a body of case law that supports the use of portions of a work, as long as there is substantial change from the original piece, somewhat like 'sampling' a portion of a song in another...however this is case law, not something codified, and there's a good chance that, as an artist, I might be called upon to defend that postion in court, which wouldn't be good.

One of the things that I do is maintain a file that lists the source material I used in an image, so if I ever, say, had a show of these pieces there would be attribution whenever possible. I don't know how much that would protect me, but at least I could assert that it was not my intention to claim creation of those particular images.

I think I'd be on pretty firm ground asserting that the images as they appear in my work are not at all as they appear in the original context, but I wouldn't want to have to.

Anyway, thanks for the information and advice.

6:25 AM  

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