Monday, July 18, 2005

In Which Things Are Explained, But Not Revealed

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Blogger Jill said...

wow, this is really bring out the character of the person you are collaging! that is a talent.

7:49 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Well, that's a wonderful thing for you to say.
I have to admit to being very intimidated at the prospect
of tackling her as a subject. But I think I did not do her a disservice.

I am thrilled beyond all mentioning that she agreed to
"sit" for me.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Jill. I truly value your input.



7:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know scott... that's not the woman I met in the book store last month.... she was more... ummm

...regardless - your work full
of colour &

VN! &&.. the blog... different
reading.. yes

ThX for sharing these

7:56 PM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...

Well, your comment is not exactly....specific in how I
failed to capture her... I may have missed
the mark significantly, but I stand by my take on her
here. It may not match the woman you met, but
it is a good representation of the one I know, at least
as I know her.

Anyway, really glad you stopped by, and I'm jealous that I couldn't be there with the two of you...I want to meet all of you in person, I really do.

But for now, this is as close as I can get.

All the best-


8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the BESt!! what's that?

You want a three-some? But! you're married? and gaylee I might read


Oh No! your depiction of Natalka is all that I'm sure. All
I'm saying is that's not the person I met in the book store last month, to tally diferent ok? don't be so paranoid, huh? have a some ice cream wouldja...

your blog is lovely Scott..

I've a brother named Scott..

won't tell the nick i've named him..

take care dahlin

10:15 PM  
Blogger LKD said...

I wonder why so many of your subjects end up in the lower right hand corner. I recall in art school, before I dropped out, ha ha, that one of the instructors spoke about proper versus improper--effectiver versus ineffective, the better words--placement of a subject withthin the frame, and about using negative space to create tension. I tended to always place my subjects dead center and wasn't aware I was doing so until that instructor pointed out this flaw in my work. Even after I knew I shouldn't do it, I'd still stick subjects dead center. I don't know why. I think as with my poetry, I didn't trust the viewer to see what I'd painted or drawn, so I'd put it smack in the middle where everyone could see it.

So.....why is that all, or most of your subects end up in the lower right hand corner. Certainly, it creates an imbalance on the "canvas" and too, that placement creates an enormous amount of negative space and tension contained therein. Are you aware of this placement, Scott? Are you consciously putting all these folks so close to the edge, almost out of the picture? If so....tell me why you're doing it. And if not...maybe muse on why you're doing it, eh?

I love them all. I think each of these collages reveals so much about the subject yet contains a latency that's nearly explosive.

One of these days I''ll send you a photo of me and see what you see in me.

Have you done Lynze yet? Or Djuana? Or Jack? Or Jenni?

Or....yourself? Gosh, I'd love to see your self-portrait.


10:42 PM  
Blogger djuana said...

Well you know what Scott - the pic actually does remind ME of who I met in the bookshop last month - smile. I am amazed that she "sat" for you, but that is probably me missing what's willing-to-be-known in Nat somehow. Yes - colour & the half mask - you done good (Yves says hi, agrees). Now I've got to get something to send you - don't really have many recent pics, no idea which one to send. Maybe I could send more than one...


4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

scott, i tried to leave a comment last night but for some reason my sigablog didn't take. this is one of your finest, i think. and for some reason, despite its overload of print and the ominous vesuvian headline, not to mention the apparent camera shyness of the subject, it is a very affecting and human and warm piece, one that makes me smile. excellent.

6:01 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


As far as the placement of the subject matter goes, it just feels right to me, most of the time, and you are right, it does have to do with tension. I feel a magnetic pull back toward the center of the image and then a pull back out toward the for me the 'sitter' is not the subject of the piece, it is the interaction between the sitter and the background, the dynamic interplay there is where all the action is.

I've posted all the sandboxers I've gotten to so far. Send me your pic and I'll get going on one...the offer is always open.

Great to hear from you, as always.


Glad you liked this, gladder still that you'll send along some pics for me to work with. This is so much fun.



6:07 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Well, it's hard to go wrong with Nat- so much life and
joy and contradictory impulses.

A rich canvas for a rich woman.

Glad you liked this one.

There's no doubt that this group of poets makes for great work- knowing them as I do, or those parts of themselves they have chosen to display on line, makes them sparkle and glow with all of this light- they let me know where they want to go and things start to happen right away....

what could be more fun?



6:14 AM  
Blogger OrphanedPoet said...

if you'd crack open a geode labeled 'nat', this is what you'd find.

---arabian nights, joseph's coat of many colors and a smattering of the kama sutra.

yep. nat...

8:15 AM  
Blogger tearful dishwasher said...


Cool, cool.

Thanks a ton.



7:36 PM  

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