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Saturday, June 2, 2012

Hurry





“Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.” 


Ralph Waldo Emerson

19 comments:

  1. Cool composition. I've seen people like this (in museums of all places!), that just slink past great works of art without even turning to look at them.

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  2. This artwork has stopped me from writing something rude!

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  3. why stopped? sometimes the truth can be rude.....

    ( I learned to cope with it)

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  4. I'm confused by your new blogger page. I don't like change. Why were you in such a big HURRY to change? ha ha.

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    1. I have to agree with Ted..I don't like the new 'Dynamic' page...the other ones offered more individuality IMO. (there you are...the truth.)That Emerson Guy should have chilled out a bit!!!

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    2. hmmm, hmmm, Honest disagreement is often a good sign... thanks, I will take into consideration ....

      but I thought this blog is not about lay-out ...;

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    3. Now I can't be rude and have learnt manners again..I like your header and I like your background...two things that are lost in '(not)Dynamic'IMO....This is great Mr Jok(k)e(n)...this blog is all about lay out...and I think it will give you artwork a worthy place to sit!

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    4. Rod, what the hell are you talking about? Quit sitting on the fence, are you going to be rude or have manners??

      Too rude of me to say??

      Sorry.

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  5. I'm being rude, because Rod isn't.

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    1. Thank you Ted for being rude.... ( I appreciate it very much) :)

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  6. This is very cool. The posture and movement you've captured is surreal.

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  7. Oh geez, now I don't know whether to be rude (because you seem to like it), or perhaps you only like it when Rod and Ted do it. What a dilemma!

    I have to agree this is a really cool and interesting composition. Really cool how you've given them different values, particularly that dark black one, which could be a person or the absence of a person! There is always something strange and interesting around here!

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  8. (you do not have to be necessarily rude to leave comments here)
    ;)

    Thanks Cindy.

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  9. As I sit down to draw each week, I wonder what you might have come up with. I try not to peek. If I am making blackberry jam, I don't necessarily want to get stew in the pot. Or something. But every time I arrive, whatever you have put up sends me in an interesting direction. Your repeated figures make me think of mental patterns, things we repeat in our lives without noticing, like a stutter in life. Perhaps taking time to sit with a piece of sculpture or a painting changes us, causes us to see in a new way? Changes the angle of our vision? Nothing can be the same after that.

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  10. Thanks for your compliments , AHAviews! I really appreciate it .

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  11. I like both 'hurries' but I really favor the 2nd one. I especially like the little fellow climbing up the calf. As well, I like the black silhouetted fellow in their midst.
    Their contradicting the image in red all in all makes me nicely nervous...
    something Edward Gorey-esque is seeping through the cracks here.

    nice mood, as usual.

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  12. I like both 'hurries' too. Richard stated it so well. That man in the red background is really a striking image, and so nicely drawn. The simplicity and textures in the foreground, walking figures, is a nice contrast to the realistically drawn man. The hunched posture is perfect - there's an oppressive quality to the stress of being hurried. Really nice!!

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