audio: "zeitgeist" composed & performed by srs
"untitled" oil on canvas 45 cm x 55 cm give or take a few mm. painted by srs. an earlier work, if not in fact downright early. claimed by CAS. text exists somewhere



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The Real Cie said...

The red is very impressive and I'm drawn into the "peep holes." I also like the words. If I could pull the constant chatter out of my head, it would look something like this, although this is more beautiful.

masterymistery said...

I try and let the painting emerge, to let it speak for itself, but when it gets too cheeky I have to resort to the palette knife. ;=)

see, they've even got me doing it now, the smilies i mean

The Real Cie said...

Ah, good plan--cheekiness, beware the palette knife! The results are impressive. Maybe one could think of scars on the body, or even on the psyche, this way. They add character that would not otherwise be there.

masterymistery said...

Scarification --- complex and interesting topic. Gives rise to one of my favorite words -- "cicatrice". Which in turn reminds me of a fabulous figure whose name escapes me, no it doesn't, yes it does, no it doesn't: "cockatrice" : a two-legged dragon with a rooster's head. The whole "no it doesn't" "yes it does" trope is intended to illustrate the agonising process of capturing a half-remembered thing that runs away when you approach it. Actually "trope" is a great word, too. Thanks TRC for your comments,.