5/12/10

The Linguist


never took proper pictures of The Linguist.  finally got around to it.  i'm really happy with this one, and as usual pictures do not do it justice.  i have two more puzzle heads percolating in my own head.  remember those puzzle towers i was working on last summer?  rather than have them be stand alone towers or sterio speaker stands as originally intended, i'm thinking they will serve as puzzle head bases instead.  they will be monsterous. 

10 comments:

Who you callin' housewife? said...

LOVE IT!!!

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

More--I want to see more!What I like about your puzzle pieces is that they shake the viewer up.

Dawn of LaTouchables said...

I mean they shake up the viewer. I love the color and depth you get from these! Your puzzle heads are mask-like and bizzare, emotional and gutsy. Yayyyyyyyyy!

paula said...

yay you like it housewife :)
thanks dawn, i like that you see so much in these.

Ellen said...

these are better photos, and YES, YES to monstrous! Everybody should have a few monstrous pieces, I'm really starting to see that supersizing ideas gives everything a bigger bang.

paula said...

tell me more....what are you looking at to get that idea about bigger bang?

Ellen said...

I meant the idea of using the stands like pedastals for more puzzle heads, but I'm also thinking about all the public galleries I've been too (although not recently). The effect of a piece when it's life size or oversize is powerful. When you stand in front of something that towers over you or envelopes you it has so much more of a powerful impact. I like small too though.

I was reading a blog post of a friend of Tracy's, an artist who was diagnosed with cancer. He said he had put off working on a big piece for later, until he worked away at smaller pieces. After his diagnosis, he decided why wait? go paint the bigger piece. I've been thinking, if there are big pieces in one's head, why wait? I'm trudging away at big on and off, creating small pieces I can do seperately away from my studio to be assembled into something big eventually. Now that I think of it, it would be a bit like fitting together a puzzle. What the heck I'll do with it, who knows, have a few friends over to come see the installation in my basement and have a glass of wine I guess:)

paula said...

you know..i believe that if we go for it there will be a place for it. sometimes i think i wait for the place before the piece. that's ridiculous. interesting about tracy...why wait? i like that.

i'm curious and excited to see what you come up with. i'll be working in the lower 48 as well :)

ArtPropelled said...

Monsterous puzzle head bases .... sounds exciting. I'm dying to see what you do!

San said...

Love The Linguist! I see he/she has his head screwed on straight.