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ronaldb
09-11-2003, 04:55 AM
From a photograph.
Pastels on paper.
What do you think?

Tamana
09-11-2003, 09:21 AM
The texture of the paper adds to the illusion of grittiness.

ronaldb
09-11-2003, 09:29 PM
Yes the paper is very coarse.
You should have seen the pigment on my desk everywhere when I finished this one.

lascauxcaveman
09-12-2003, 12:02 AM
Is it just my pornographic mind... or should this have a 'butt icon' ?

ronaldb
09-14-2003, 08:47 PM
lol!
no porn intended...

lascauxcaveman
09-14-2003, 11:16 PM
But do you see what I mean? The image looks sort of like a stylized and angular representation of a human buttocks, a nude lying face down in the sand or something.

I guess its just my pornographic mind.

deevaa
09-14-2003, 11:25 PM
although not until after you mentioned it!!!

There is a site that is photographs of nature that look like parts of human anatomy... I wish I could remember the url, it's fantasitic!

As is this...

lascauxcaveman
09-15-2003, 12:09 AM
Ah! Another dirty-minded artist. And a Kiwi no less. That's an interesting surname you have, is that Maori by any chance?

I remember being impressed by the movie 'Utu'. I just got a copy of 'Once Were Warriors', but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. After the first ten minutes my wife made me turn it off because my kids were in the room. But it looks interesting, especially when compared to certain movies about the 20th century experience of the American Indian, films such as "Flap" or "Powwow Highway", or the stories of Sherman Alexie, a Native American (our polite phrase for 'Indian' or 'Abo') writer from my neck of the North American woods.

We are getting off topic here, but those of you interested in history of early British - or may that should read 'brutish' - settlement of Australia I can't recommend highly enough the book "The Fatal Shore" by Aussie writer Robert Hughes.

deevaa
09-15-2003, 11:10 PM
Originally posted by lascauxcaveman
Ah! Another dirty-minded artist. And a Kiwi no less. That's an interesting surname you have, is that Maori by any chance?

I remember being impressed by the movie 'Utu'. I just got a copy of 'Once Were Warriors', but haven't had a chance to watch it yet. After the first ten minutes my wife made me turn it off because my kids were in the room. ...

Not Maori, no. (Just trying to think if there is a 'b' in the Maori alphabet.... you know I don't think there is...) my ex hubby was/is Nigerian.

As for Once were warriors -- it is possibly the most violent movie I've ever seen, made more violent because there are no guns, no one gets shot, it's all raw fists... spooky. It's good though. Interestingly, the director went on to direct several episodes of 'the Soprano's'.

(sorry to hijack the post Ronald!)