Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wed night/Thurs morning

When I started this blog in January 2005, it was a vehicle for looking at my work from a distance and thinking out loud.  I still do that intermittently with pieces I don't mind having seen by the immediate world.

To celebrate some good news, I treated myself to a sit-down at the sewing machine tonight.  Stitched this piece as much as I wanted to and if it needs a bit more after I put on the facing, I'll add it then.

In the meantime, I am back looking at this piece again and dithering over the orientation.  It wants to be like that one but on the other hand...I have to contemplate this one.

Alas, I shall have to leave the decision till morning.

8 comments:

Eva said...

It is the question whether the fat shooter raises his gun towards the sea lion or lowers it in front of the dancer. I prefer the latter version. Very inspiring piece! A Rohrschach.

Dorothy said...

Oh, the first one is very aggressive, isn't it? Peaceful protesters, a determined woman in a burqua, a robed figure with a guitar move determinedly past orange fencing barricades while the policeman waves a gun at them.

In the second, much sadder look, the young sweatshirted musician moves dejectedly away from the African continent (head down, hoodie up) while the Silverback is swallowed up by conflict (clouds of explosion) and the red blood seeping down from the middle east.

Oh my...

saraz said...

I like the second one also, but I don't think it is sad. I think it is interesting because the black shape is in the middle of the page, but it works because it is connected to the red shape and is traveling down. The red shape is more noticable in this position.

Rayna said...

Wow - keep 'em coming. I never saw any of these things: to me, it is a geographical piece. I see a map. Rorschach, indeed! Maybe I should take a couple of horizontal shots, just for fun.

Gerrie said...

I think the first one evokes strength and is more solid because the thicker part of the black section anchors it. The horizontal red adds to that.

The second one seems more whimsical and airy. Not sure which one I like best.

Sujatha said...

The first one definitely...aggressive ?? NO WAY!! The centrepiece reminds me of sculptures in Khajuraho caves (in India) with a garland of orange and white flowers...could also be a seated Ganesha with his various attributes ...and a garland!! Love this piece, Rayna!!

Regina Dwarkasing said...

Hi Rayna,

No matter which orientation you choose, I think this one is soo great! Burka, nicab or continents (the latter)I can see them indeed. The colours are gorgeous, must have been a joy to make I guess, I see the flow in it...
Grtz, Regina SXM

Eva said...

I just hope you don't feel misunderstood by the flood of associations I started. Okay, I'm going back to the abstract view. Just enjoying shapes and contrast, color and spaces, that's it.