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05-27-2001, 02:49 PM
Thanks to those who responded via emain; thanks also for pointing out how to upload this image
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comments on how to make this more frightening, effictive, machine-like... would be helpful.



"work is what you do for others, liebschen; art is what you do for yourself."

05-28-2001, 02:13 PM
I love to do machines myself, but still have a way to go. The first thing I'd ask is what is the intended effect: a commentary on new age altered states? A giger-style creature sucking the life out of its victim?
Just for fun, let's say its the second. If I were to try this, (I don't know if I would have the patience for all those loops) I would try to make it look similar to something we all recognize, but find disgusting, such as intestines. Slimy wet, oozing. I'd think of slugs, snails, snakes, spiders. There lots of things going on, but my eye is looking for something that tells me what I'm up against: a claw, the suckers of a octapus(sp?), the jeweled eyes of a spider, the hideous face of a bat. Something I can relate to from my experience of National Geographic and that should make my skin crawl. This isn't a real thing you've got here, but your viewers reaction to it should be real.

For example the first thing I thought of when I saw the attachments at the mouth was medical/dental procedures, and if that doesn't give you the creeps, nothing will!

I also have a bit of a problem understanding what it is. It is a very cool scroll work like pattern, but the 3 dimenional nature isn't clear: Is that an eye somewhere?

Interesting idea. Now that you can upload these things, I hope to see more.

"Art is anything you can get away with." -- Marshall McLuhan