What do you see?
My dream is to make a piece of art that grabs the eye, demands attention and envolkes conversations.
“What do you see?”
“A couple of mushroom trees and a bottle of cartoon heads.”
“I see a statement about the escaping the trap of being put into a glass box via the tree of progress and life.”
“I like the colors, not as loud as his other stuff.”
A conversation. The list art there of. Most of what we talk about are a swapping of information, complaining about work or a crude retelling of an exaggerated Conquest.
Blame my wife. I show my doddle and she tells me what she sees.
She never sees what I set out to convay. Mainly, because I rarely set out with a destination in mind. The point of doddling is to loosen up the creative muscles. I usually just start drawing waves and flowing lines. The advantage of this, is that I can never get lost, because I don’t know where I’m going.
So, just for fun, I put up an image on medium and Facebook and asked for ideas for a title.
Most people focused on the drink flowing from the wall.
Drip drip drip
No parking zone
Take a break
No more words
Jack Herlocker even got his wife to play along. And thank you Tre L. I never would have seen a tongue in my own drawing if you had not mentioned it.
So, what did I learn from this little exersize?
Dr. Rorschach must have had a blast with his ink blots.
I love to hear what others think of my silly images.
And, I have to take care with my images. My son informs me some of my Swirls and waves and clouds can look like. ..body parts!
Finally, I would like to suggest my own art discipline. Not quite abstract, expressionism, surrealism or even realist. I just want to get folks talking.
How about conversational invocation art. Or chatter for short.
Bear with me, it’s a work in progress.
Thanks for playing along.