The picture really defied me and I'm not sure why since there's nothing really challenging about the composition.
When I took the picture, I had in my mind something that showed the cityscape outside my window with much more clarity than I ended up getting in the photo. I took at least a dozen pictures and this was the only one I could live with, And then I couldn't find a quote to pair with it and I felt it really needed one. I sat down with the picture and researched through all my poetry and quote archives and even did a couple ridiculous internet searches trying to come up with something appropriate, I couldn't seem to figure out what it wanted to be, what it was saying or what I wanted it to say. I struggled with the whole process for a couple hours, trying different things out and then abandoned it for a couple days.
Then I heard this quote on a TV episode while I was at the gym and I stopped my exercise to write it down quickly before I forgot it, knowing that I would use it for this picture. But then the struggle continued as I couldn't figure out where to write it, and whether to filter the picture into black and white. So I did two versions.
I like the color one better. At least the red panties punch up the visual interest level, but even with that help I think the quote and the picture are both a bit bland and neither is much enhanced by the other.
Given that I've posted much less interesting pictures over the course of my time here, I have to think that this is more about me and less about the art. I'm struggling to figure out what I have to say and how to say it.
I do know that I want something more this year. More from my life. More from my art. More in general. And like the Chinese curse, I suspect this desire will lead me to interesting times.
1/23/2019 11:48:39 am
I like the color one as welll just because of the background. You have a shapely figure which I find very appealing.
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