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Friday, May 29, 2009

Recycled relatives


These people are not my ancestors. I wish they were; the images are so expressive that I'd love to lay claim to these folks. But these are the unknown ancestors of Leslie Jane Moran, who gave permission that they be "adopted". Thank you, Leslie -- I hope I have treated them with kindness and dignity. Even the scoundrel!

Many art challenges converged here, in this one piece. The theme at Illustration Friday is adapt, and this piece certainly fits, in many ways. One of the meanings of adapt is to demonstrate that what might seem to be incompatible is indeed compatible. Old images, new technology -- the perfect reconciliation of the past and the present. The entire piece also represents my need to adapt to the art challenges presented yesterday and today and somehow make them all work together. I think I accomplished that.

Inspire Me Thursday happened to post the theme of altered ancestors on exactly the same day that Leslie posted her ancestors' images on her blog. The perfect coincidence.

Finally, the image at Art Creations Friday was a lovely green background, with swirls ideally suited for my creation.

The quote, by the way, is from the song, Bookends -- a Simon and Garfunkel tune that has always been one of my favourites.

13 comments:

vintage wil said...

beautiful card !!

Kelly said...

gorgeous creation!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Lori Saul said...

This is a mesmerizing and very beautiful piece for any of the challenges! Lovely work.

kt said...

haunting--I think the lyric creates that sense of something nagging at the memory--wait, I have a photo somewhere!

Anne said...

This is wonderful! I like the affects you've created with the somewhat spiral motion. And the crackle affect in the background is great too.

Anonymous said...

This is truly artistic genius! I just thought they were hilariously funny and could only think of imaginative stories about them. Perhaps we'll have to write a book together! As always, your artwork touches very special places in the heart and soul. Thank you so much for adopting the "Unfortunates!" They look pleased. :) XXXOOO

LJM fishing and not on my own computer!

irenka said...

I love those photos of Leslie's folks, you did them proud.

Nan said...

Really love the way you used this background and the song is a good one!

Anonymous said...

Well done! ditsychick

Jamie said...

LOVE this!!! I was thinking along the same lines as you:) Love your images! Love, Jamie

liveart said...

This is so super!!

José said...

Love what you did with this background! Beautiful.

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