Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Processed - Not Transferable


I found these two office stamps at a sale, and they were ideal for this page. Hmm, the subject is something I have been battling with, but I won't comment on it. I'd be interested to know how you interpret it!

8 comments:

frayedattheedge said...

A wonderful page, but even after enlarging the photo, I can't quite decide what I make of it .... I'll have to think about it!!

oneartistjournal said...

First off..I LOVE it..just stunning pages. In terms of meaning, I am also drawn to what it represents for me...the opposite forces within us all. One, the free spirit who refuses to give in to external limiting shushing voices, and the other, who is conforming to external, cultural, religious thought forms...I don't know it it is even close to it but it is beautiful to me.

Leenie said...

The design is great. The actual art has so many levels. Lots of conflict and contrast. It looks , perhaps, like "the quarrels of popes and kings." Or art as a tool for religion or not. Verrry intersting.

trinsch said...

it's very interesting. what comes to my mind is the way we take in the world and how it affects us, but that we are never fully capable of sharing our mind and thoughts with anyone.

when i was a teenager i was dealing with so many emotions and analyzing myself and the world to a point of utter confusion. sometimes it would drive me crazy and i'd just wish i could open my brain and place it on a table for someone else to sort out. or at least just to be able to say "look! this is what's going on". sometimes i still feel like that.

anyway, i like it :)

●• Thereza said...

hmmmm pretty much translate the state of my head at the moment when it comes to work.... love the shades of pink :)

aimee said...

fantastic diptych, wonderful layout and colors, and full of potential meanings. thoughts are often this way; some we are able to easily process and push onward, and others just for whatever reason just stay where they are.

Aris said...

I am timid to say what it means to me because of the religious connotations but I feel that processed is something taught over and over again the same way and maybe less personal and the other is spiritual born from within and not possible to teach or give in its entirety to someone else. not transferrable because it is so deeply personal.

Lady P said...

processed - cookie cutter, already stamped into place, something now accepted so it becomes conformity
not transferable - like a wise woman's art, many have sought to put it down, not let other's partake and be emboldened by it