Tuesday, September 6, 2011

"Mysterious" Illustration Friday September 2, 2011

colour version. So far.

Inspired by the Illustration Friday quote:
"Art is the fatal net which catches these strange moments on the wing like mysterious butterflies, fleeing the innocence and distraction of common man." - Giorgo de Chirico

It was interesting to consider art as a trap, rather than a process or an end-product. And as I rolled this quote around in the back of my mind over the weekend, it occurred to me that in the complex cat's-cradle of the mind, what we capture is not always benign. Infinitely worth understanding, sometimes its struggle to escape back into the subconscious and ours to capture, understand and reveal it remain visible to all - and we call it art.


  1. Great combinations of critters! Well drawn...and very insightful commentary!

  2. This is crazy!! Great !
    I like also your thoughts about art....

  3. That's an insightful thought & perfectly expressed in the illo. I think artists are vulnerable because they allow their eyes & minds to linger on these fleeting idea-beasts, but they are so fascinating, even if terrifying.

  4. My first thought when I glanced at this was aw, pretty. Then I clicked on it to see it big and burst into laughter. I just love that guy's face! Like Elizabeth said, well drawn and very insightful! I'm going to think about this idea for a while.


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