Sunday, 1 April 2012

FRAIL LOOP

When you really try hard at something it is truly amazing what you can accomplish. Take this sketch. OK, it looks simple, but I spent hours searching deep within myself for the meaning of me. I stripped away flesh, bone, hair and everything recognisable to reveal just my essence. This is how I see myself. A moon head on sticks balancing precariously in blissful ignorance of the fragility of my situation.

Notice how one eye is deliberately slightly larger than the other - representing the hemispheres of the brain and my right side predominance. The smile too lacks symmetry - a focus on my wry sense of humour.

I think I might experiment with this new direction further, maybe exploring the cycles of the moon with a crescent head or lengthening the sticks; dotted lines perhaps? I think it's the birth of something truly special and unique. I will call it FRAIL LOOP, a take on physical impossibility in a metaphysical playground of dogma. This is me becoming intellectual, upping my game...

Sharing for Sunday Sketches on this, the first day of a new month also known as ... please think about THE DATE....

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Some time after I originally published.

OK, I 'fess up. This was supposed to be an April Fool... but I can see how maybe you could take it seriously... as the joke was really me taking myself far too seriously... FRAIL LOOP is an anagram by the way...

29 comments:

  1. this is the most interesting concept, really cool,

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  2. Err, yessssssssss! Have a good day! Valerie

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  3. Interesting and quite revealing self-portrait, despite it's simplicity! Brings to mind this quote -

    Art is the elimination of the unnecessary
    (Picasso)

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  4. thanks for having fun with us

    cute self you have there ~

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  5. I will start to look at stick men and women in a new light... :)

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  6. haha you had me going! happy sunday!

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  7. Got me! Congrats on the new business-looks very exciting!

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  8. I actually thought it was sounding pretty good!!!!
    cheers, dana

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  9. Very clever! LOVE LOVE IT!!

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  10. What a wonderfully creative exercise ~ your follow through will be exciting ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

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  11. Haha, fun April Fool's Day joke!! I was getting a bit worried when reading it ... ;D

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  12. LOL, I knew from the first paragraph that you were joking, even before I remembered the date. Silly you!

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  13. Lol! As its the second of the month here, I just assumed you had gone bonkers and then I clicked! Nice one!

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  14. That's what I love about you, Lisa - always willing to experiment, fun or not! Don't change. :)

    Hugs

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  15. LOL - too late in the day for me to get it before you spilled the beans! ;) Well done!

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  16. I think you had a lot of fun with this! cool anagram too.

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  17. You are the best! Good to step back and take a lighter look at ourselves!

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  18. Enjoyed your humor and insightful look at yourself. THANKS!!!

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  19. thanks for your visit - this reminds me it has been tooo long since I last checked out your blog.

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  20. I simply love your April Fools postings ~ sad to see you gave it away this year though, LOL!
    Happy Spring♥

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  21. OMG, that is SO FUNNY - I was totally thinking this was serious & was getting ready to point you to the work of Scott McCloud (About Comics) since he does a great job in deconstructing the concept bla bla bla -- you got me :D clever, though :D

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  22. Nice ... very funny. While I was reading this, all I could think of is how much I would have LOVED to have had you in my BFA classes!!! We could have done this type of thing just to mess with our professors heads!!!! Makes me laugh just thinking about their reactions...

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  23. haha very funny :o) Happy SS x

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  24. I actually never think of you as a bare-boned kind of gal but rather a full of body and life kind of person. You live life to the fullest and it shows. I like the philosophy and the way you have analyzed your life through the stick figure.

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  25. Goes to show you can do anything you want and make it fun. Blessings, Janet PPF

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