©2010 L.Ciacco, Alibaud, Digital Image
Because this is digital art, I made several versions of it as I experimented with different blending modes and layers. This a darker, more brooding image than the one Deborah has posted.
Deborah says that she feels very strongly that different forms of creativity are all interconnected. I have had many instances in my experience as an artist where this has certainly been the case, such as fellow artists discovering that they'd been working on the same subject matter unbeknownst to one another,or had the same idea without having first communicated with each other. And in this instance with "Alibaud," it stemmed (pardon the pun) from a photo sent to me from Owen Phillips of The Magic Lantern blog, challenging me to see what I could do with it in Photoshop. And now here it is linked to another artist, who writes charmingly of its effect on her and gives an excellent insight into Rimbaud's poem, Sensation, which is seen here on the digital "painting" in his own handwriting.
Blogging, I would say, is an interconnecting art form in and of itself.
To read Deborah Lawrenson's blog on today's post, The Art of Translation, click here
To see the original photo from Owen Phillips (scroll down the posting of June 11/10), click here
Please note, my lovelies, that I will be away from my post for the next week, visiting my daughter (featured in the Alibaud picture) in Montreal. So, no maxim this Sunday, but it will return on the following Sunday, June 5. Hope to see you there!