Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Art is Art and Fart is Fart: Or Everybody's Shit Stinks

I'm thinking about entering a picture into the Dogwood Arts Festival 2006 print contest. I entered a picture last year, and it was the only digital composition entered. They don't say that digital isn't allowed, but some of the other entrants 'dissed' my entry. So this year I'm really wanting to do something rebellious and possibly inflammatory to even further alienate myself from the stodgy Knoxville arts scene. The picture that won last year was a pretty watercolor that was in the Thomas Kinkade vein, and that's all well and good and I recognize the talent and skill that it takes to do that. But to me, it's boring.

That said, I am opening myself up here to criticism by posting my own picture and asking for suggestions for a title. I have a title for it in mind, but I'd like to hear some other ideas. It looks much more vibrant on paper, and I'm planning on outlining by hand the darkest lines to make it 'pop'.

Name this picture: (click the picture to see it enlarged)


11 comments:

mr_g said...

Very nice. DIgital right?

DHammett said...

How about, "Hidden Picture: Find the Neopet?"

Rae Ann said...

mr g, thanks, yes, photographically based digital manipulation/composition. I mostly work from photos I take (or others let me use), but sometimes I'll start from 'scratch'.

dammit hammett, you made me laugh out real loud!

Heather said...

I don't know why it strikes me this way, but how about...

"It Came From Outer Space"

eatmisery said...

Call it "Armor Petals." The bold lines can be the hard exterior of what is otherwise as soft as a petal, like a baby's butt. It conveys a deep metaphor about you.

Rae Ann said...

heather, thanks for stopping by. that's really interesting. I like it.

eatmisery, wow, that's really cool. thanks! I like that too. A lot. A whole lot!

Chris said...

I can't think of anything, so I'm going to second "Armor Petals". I like the artwork, though. Very cool!

mr_g said...

Actually, it looks kind of like cellular division to me...almost like it's splitting into colorful teddy bears....and no, I'm not having DEad withdrawls...well, I am, but I can't help what I see! I totally dig it!

Kat said...

It looks like it is spinning to me. Spinning petals.

BipolarPrincess said...

"Baby Penis"?

Rae Ann said...

mr g, I believe you. the small flowers inside the large ones are actually a kaleidoscope effect so the cellular division/spinning teddy bears makes sense! lol

kat, that's cool!

princess, you crack me up!