Wednesday, 16 May 2012
saw you at the show last night
My husband talked me into posting this one, on the grounds that it has party streamers...
Car is a 1955 Oldsmobile 88. Photo of orangutan by Frans Lanting. Contortionist is from an engraving based on a painting by Pieter Brueghel. The streamers are from a micrograph of some kind of cells, but I lost the legend—I'm guessing neurons in the hippocampus of a rat. I don't know what grammar book "Weaknesses to Avoid in Writing Sentences" came from, but the paper was so old and/or cheap, it fell to pieces when I glued it.
If this collage seems wary, uncertain, poised in an odd position, it's because that's how I've been feeling lately. One kinda cool thing in my life just took place, but another thing that would be really cool, if it happens, is up in the air right now.
So...hey! by the way, I think it's amusing that's a '55 Olds, because that's the year I was born. Man the '50s seem like ancient history to me. Can you believe that for Halloween in 1959 I went as a beatnik? =laugh= But the car's not bad to look at. I noticed when I was cutting it out that it has little breasts underneath the headlights: they're parking lights or turn signals or something, but they look exactly like little glass breasts.