jolie laide

jolie laide

I started this when I lived in Brooklyn and struggled for grace in a city that grants moments of beauty and ugliness breathtakingly close to one another. Now I live in a place where things are a different kind of ugly and the beauty is pedestrian. I struggle with that.



Blogger remue-menage said...

this particular corner (of a dumpster?!?) - just keeps on giving

what an electric blue - against stark white and dull greengrey ... such an interesting palette

the JacksonPollock-like semi-deliberate, semi-fortuitous splatter


10:11 AM  
Blogger remue-menage said...

just had an idea ...

I have seen real photographic images blown up and presented on canvas (at the Daily Grind Coffeeshop - Troy, NY)

... and this was not Chuck Close, it was photography

what do you think about that medium for presenting your work -Michelangelo?

12:12 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

so funny! I was just looking at the rasterbater today! It sort of Chuck Close-ifies any image you feed it. Only prob is that it will only do it in B&W.

I am very interested in printing on canvas. There is a very simple technique using a xylene pen that will transfer the ink from a color copy onto fabric, but the image is reversed. So either I would be looking at stuff backwards when it is done (which I guess is ok, I just can't imagine it beforehand) or Photoshopping it to flip the image over (and I don't even know if that can be done).

You should know, of course, that none of the images here are protected by anything other that ethics. You are welcome to download and use for your personal enjoyment.

12:25 PM  
Blogger remue-menage said...

Oh I'm just full of silly ideas ...

I would never think of downloading or manipulating your work even for personal uses - I have too much respect for it

I'm honored to be privy to it at all

... and I have a burgeoning (helped along by your vision) desire to create a unique vocabulary of images of my own

I'm just onboard to "hear" you - remember?

12:52 PM  
Blogger four inches of ego said...

You can actually use wintergreen oil to transfer if you wish to avoid the toxicity of xylene. I have never tried it on canvas, but it works amazingly well on paper and fine-weave cloth.

8:04 PM  
Blogger dagger aleph said...

Yeah, flipping an image in Photoshop can be done.

8:22 PM  
Blogger ttractor said...

thanks dag and 4"! now, where did I put that wintergreen tree?

4:43 PM  

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