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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Everyone We Know . . . " Progress Report

From House of Trouble


From House of Trouble


More work on my traveling project http://houseoftrouble.blogspot.com/2009/03/project-that-can-travel.html. The first image was done in pencil and the second in ink. Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas about what these mean in the comments below.

9 comments:

Renee of the Fae said...

I couldn't imagine what the first could possibly mean. However, the second reminds me of the tale of "Straggletag" (a folk tale, but made into a short for the short-lived television series "Jim Hensen's The Storyteller." The girl is the just becoming the creature (hair and scurrying beasts, but the face of what she must become to escape the horror of having to marry her own father!) The woman in this piece looks as if 1.) she is struggling to escape that which she cannot; it's all a part of her, or, 2.)she is taking all of who/what she is to a higher level; bettering herself?
My two cents. *^_^* Your work is magnificent!

Merisi said...

Looking at the second drawing, I see a kafkaesque dream.

I will have to come back with more time.

Do you know that there exists a whole enterprise out there about travelling Moleskines? Let me know if you are interested, I can give you some links.

Catherine said...

Merisi, that would be wonderful! Please do forward me some links if you have the time. Ah, Kafka-ism. ;)

Catherine said...

Renee, thank you for your thoughts. I just love what others bring to artwork when they view it. My theme for the ink piece was "regret" but you enrich and enliven it with your own emotions and thoughts. Thank you!

Merisi said...

Catherine, here is the link to Schizzinosa's blog - "in viaggio col taccuino." I have been following her "travels" for years now. She was one of the very first bloggers I happened to encounter (virtually) and has fascinated me ever since. She's an architect and illustrator and lives in Naples, Italy.

Happy weekend to you!

Tracey Clarke said...

Cat, these are exquisite! Absolutely stunning.

Merisi said...

I wonder if there is somewhere out there a collection of artists' proposals for new additions to the Rorschach test ink blot tables, yours would be a great addition. The possibilities of interpretation seem endless and possibly quite revealing.

Merisi said...

P.S.:
Not that I believe that the Rorschach test nowadays is still a valid personality test.
Revealing about one's inner (fantasy) life? Probably. ;-)

Catherine said...

Merisi, you're the second person to mention Rorschach when looking at these! I think I need to look into this. Our inner fantasy lives may reveal more about us than our real lives sometimes, eh?

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