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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Medieval Series: L'échange


Collage of recycled calendars, commercial paper, art papers,
on vintage book page; 8 x 5.5 in

Not sure just what`s gong on in this little exchange.
Something like "A penny for your thoughts?"
Also not altogether certain of the sex of the person on the balcony (I deliberately created this ambiguity by pasting the feminine features over beard-shaped hair).
Perhaps a bearded lady that passers-by pay to view?
A young lad making himself available for a price?"

What think you, good folk of Blogland?

10 comments:

  1. I genuflect while searching
    What only you can give
    And offer gifts in silence
    For they know not how we live

    In the twilight garden
    Tangled in the thought
    Between our veiled glances
    Who is seeker, who is sought?

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    1. I am honoured and delighted that such a fine and sensitive verse should be inspired by my collage. Truly lovely. Merci!

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  2. A coin for your love ;) Nice collage!!

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    1. Ah! Yes. The age-old profession.

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  3. I don't think about the sense, I love the collage with so much to see.

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    1. I'm happy that it works on a purely visual level. Thank you!

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  4. This is a beauty and a puzzler...the connection between the two and the coin could tell many stories! Great detail!

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    1. It was so much fun how these scenes gradually revealed themselves to me. That little person at the bottom of the picture appeared at the last moment and completed the scenario...and the mystery...from a pile of possibilities that moments prior had just been scraps of paper.

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  5. provacative combination of calendar pieces. yes, this would be a good "prompt" for a poem or story. the ambiguity is intriguing.

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    1. Did you notice DCW had taken the prompt from this scene and written a rather charming poem, right at the top of the comments here? I'm glad you appreciate the ambiguity of the scene. Intense yet ambiguous. Like a good poem?

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