Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Word Creatures

I have finally figured out what to do with my cupboard full of tp inners. Inspired by William Kentridge's Nose and the wonderful, whimsical art of Andre da Loba I have created this little critter. He loves words and reading and dictionaries and books of all sorts.


I am thinking of illustrating an entire novel with Word Creatures. I am kind of thinking Charles Dickens - Bleak House perhaps (which I am currently re-watching); his novels are peopled by such wonderful characters, don't you think? Any other novels/plays/movies that spring to mind?

14 comments:

L'Atelier said...

looking forward to seeing a whole book as collage!
Bleak house- i love the book
which film are you watching?

Linda Sue said...

Gogol's short story "the Nose" comes to mind... I do love your little TP man- so much- what a great christmas idea!!!

Leenie said...

Little TP Man. LOL! I like the photo of him reading with his big lashy eyes. It looks like he can boogy down to music too. Shake it, TP Man.

aimee said...

i LOVE how your mind works anairam... the last TP guy in the lower right corner is just the best.

trinsch said...

what a cute little guy! love the fact that you came up with this guy!

Sarah said...

I saw him today when I was at lunch and I fell in love with him, so have come back to ogle a little more! He is great-so debonair and erudite. I think he would do a good job on illustrating some kind of historical non-fiction texts-there is something a little military about him!
Have you heard of Alan Fletcher (designer, not Australian soap star!) He made his grandson a set of creatures from various packets lying around. I will send you photos at some point!

Freshly Found said...

Love this guy! Can't wait to see what he acts in! Looking forward to meeting the rest of the cast.

frayedattheedge said...

I love your little man - so much better than some of the exhibits that we saw in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney (a lot of which reminded of the constructions my son made with cereal packets and cardboard tubes when he went to Nursery, aged 4!!!)

Lady P said...

i have often had the same idea with my little knitted creatures
i love the purposeful "stride" it has
great really
great

Candace said...

This fellow is just too much! Love love love him... and I do like "Bleak House", the newest Made For High and Mighty TV version with Gillian Anderson. It made me want to gnaw on the book... ha!

Take care.
Candace in Athens x

cindy said...

that would be incredible! i would be most grateful if you would chose the next week word. i'll be away this weekend, but look forward to your interpretation of twilight.

aimee said...

i am still squealing over these little creatures!

up and down town said...

this... thing is so magical!

kendalee said...

knew those tp holders would become something magical in your hands one day! He's very handsome and definitely leading man material :)

I agree about the Dickens characters and I think some of Jane Austen or Victor Hugo's work would be great for tp interpretation too...

Can't wait to see what you do next!