The Hollow Men 88 – Bird: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #90

The Hollow Men 88 - Bird: The History: Here’s my story on this… I have to blame this one on Monty Python’s Parrot Skit. There goes my absurdist imagination again. The Hollow Men were inspired from a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot There are perhaps other influences that rattled my subconscious when … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Bird: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #90

The Hollow Men 88 – Castle: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #89

The Hollow Men 88 - Castle: The History: Here’s my story on this… The castle aspect feels obvious to me, but it probably isn’t. Imagine the portcullis of a fortress, as the gate rises, the view inside is an expanding tunnel. Fill it with people rushing out. Come to think of it, this is much … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Castle: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #89

The Hollow Men 88 – Dog: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #88

The Hollow Men 88 - Dog: The History: There’s a story on this… Made about the same time as a series of poetry observations called Mall People. I saw several people in this affluent mall with their tiny dogs and my imagination flew into a world of absurdism. The Hollow Men were inspired by a … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Dog: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #88

The Hollow Men 88 – Faces: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 87

The Hollow Men 88 - Faces: The History: There’s a story on this… At one point all I could imagine were these Hollow Men faces… Overwhelming me. Floating in and out of my thoughts. I thought I recognized them everywhere. The Hollow Men were inspired by a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Faces: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 87

Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

All the fussing and tending is starting to pay off. For years I've been trimming old plants and hoping the flowers would come back. Adding new shrubs and praying for them to grow like the pictures that inspired me to pick them. Well, here are a few of my early successes and it's still Spring. The New … Continue reading Fun Photos for Friday (The Garden…so far this year. Part One)

The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 86

The Hollow Men 88 - Falling Apart: The History: There’s a story on this… This is what self-doubt looks like when we fall into it. It cuts us apart and tosses us into the wind. Our consciousness remains aware while observing our dissolution, and feels helpless to stop what is happening. The Hollow Men were … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Falling Apart: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: # 86

The Hollow Men 88 – Lone Idea: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #85

The Hollow Men 88 - Lone Idea: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. Nearing the end of a these is something I had yet to deal with at this time. I wasn’t sure where it should go next and I was getting a little bored by the theme. … Continue reading The Hollow Men 88 – Lone Idea: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #85

Hollow Men 88 – One: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #84

Hollow Men 88 - One: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. I had a need to try these out on different surfaces. Before moving to paint, I had a bunch of yellow cardboards. So I used it. The lighting available when I took the photo was low and … Continue reading Hollow Men 88 – One: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #84

Hollow Men – Study of Three: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #83

Hollow Men - Study of Three: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. My Art Education professor gave us an open challenge for extra marks: Those who showed the most exploration of materials in each weekly challenge would get the bonus marks. The catch was we needed to explain … Continue reading Hollow Men – Study of Three: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #83

Hollow Men 88 – Three Walkers: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #82

Hollow Men 88 - Three Walkers: The History: This is my story and I’m sticking to it… for now. How many angel’s fit on the head of a pin? This is the question rattling around my brain at this time, according to my notes. I was wanting to see how many figures I could put … Continue reading Hollow Men 88 – Three Walkers: A Creative Process – Through 500 Works of Art: #82