ANOTHER CHANGE April 25 2019, 0 Comments
I've always been intrigued with shape shifters, in nature and at cocktail parties. The natural world has given us some remarkable creatures who can disappear and emerge as 'an other' right in front of our eyes.
CHAMELEONS This quick change artist has reasons other than camouflage to change colour: to reflect their moods. These changes not only send signals to other chameleons, they also to indicate temperature, health, communication, and light. Entirely like like our need to send signals.
If a chameleon wore a black Australian harlequin opal ring, we wouldn't know it.
acraga coa Cendrillon Cerura vinual
BUTTERFLY The Cinderella story is a loved fairytale about transformation and is a dream for many. But we can marvel at the exquisite pre-transformation-beauty of the acraga coa catepillar and the cerura vinula catepillar before they put on their ball gowns.
TURRITOPSIS DOHRNII DRACULA - Andy Warhol
JELLY FISH The Earth's only immortal species is a tiny transparent jellyfish. It's the only known animal capable of reverting completely to a sexually immature stage after having reached maturity. Theoretically, this process can go on indefinitely, effectively rendering the jellyfish biologically immortal.
THAUMOCTOPUS MIMICUS Alec Baldwin HYMENOPUS CORONATUS
The mimic octopus is considered the most intelligent octopus in the world and the ultimate master of disguise because it can imitate many other species. The genius mimicry of the orchid mantis is so complete it is sometimes impossible to distinguish the mantis them its orchid perch.
Many of the best stand-up comics have perfected the art of mimicry. Mimicry expresses itself not only at a party to make'm laugh, but also as a powerful political tool thrown at the White House, where they aren't laughing.
Inspired by these shape shifters, I've used a butterfly as a starting point for a new series of four images, utilizing my own shape shifting tools. They are available as prints and home decor on Society 6.
Hasta luego amigos,
I'M BACK AT THE MOVIES December 18 2018, 0 Comments
After last week's post, I just can't stop with these movie quotes. Here are three more of my favourites. They're available on Society6.
I LOST AND FOUND MYSELF AT THE MOVIES December 11 2018, 0 Comments
The movies offer many creative ways to occupy time: escapism, complexity, humour, mystery, connection, inspiration. Great movies transport us to a different time and place.
Why should I care what happens to fictional characters? Because I identify with them, I see the characters as versions of myself, their fates matter to me, and I get wrapped in their stories.
When I want the luxury of escapism, the right movie can transport me to a time and place I've never been--like Alice going through the looking glass into a fantastical world.
The theme of cinematic voyerism appeals to my curious nature, and in the movies, I experience voyerism from the comfort of my armchair. How I interpret what I see is up to me. And I'm inspired to try new things.
Great movies comfort me and make me laugh. The world is knowable, and I feel safe. Especially when I'm viewing Some Like it Hot, for the twentieth time. It's a great movie, and it stands the test of time: all great movies do. I believe that there are movie fans somewhere out there like me, who laugh like me. I'm connected to strangers.
Great movies create a powerful sense of emotion and engagement. I'm inspired to become a bigger better version of myself.
Great movies inspire memorable quotations. Just a word or two or three and we know the movie source, and memories begin. A few words can instantly transport us to Casablanca or Paris, to Infinity and Beyond with the toys, singe our funny bones with Some Like It Hot, and know the power of a little furball.
I've created some home decor items which display quotations from the movies. They're available on Society 6.
ESCAPISM amigos, is ultimately why I started going to the movies. Discovering somethings about myself is why I'll always return.