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Fig. 16 (enough) shimmer

A series this week!  On the complex concept, “enough”

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[Figure 16: Variation]

enough_text_emptiness

[Emptiness, she thinks, is the reward of an open heart.]

enough she thinks

figures (overwhelm) redux

I feel overwhelmed.  So I decided to reblog these figures from some time ago.  Figures, as I mention on my about page,  are what I use to illustrate complex concepts.   I am working on some new figures, too, which I will publish later.  I think they are about the word ENOUGH, but we’ll see.

Black swan would like you to know that he is overwhelmed, too.  He is squawking and flapping his wings in the tidal marsh below to communicate his persistent shock and dismay.   We ate TURKEY on Thursday,  not swan, but it still was not a good day for the black swan.  (click here if you don’t know what I’m talking about).  Soon,  I’m going to have to dump out the bones, and I just hope they’ll fall somewhere he’ll never see them.

So here’s  an old post, on the word OVERWHELM.

Figures [click to enlarge]:

fig. 1

figures 3, 5, & 22

I look up

like I’ve fallen down stairs.

HOW I GOT INTO THE OBELISK

One of you, fair readers, wrote:  “Odalisque, your obelisk is very tall, and you say it is made of obsidian–a glass-like volcanic rock–with ‘no chinks for the intrepid to grip‘.  So how did you get into it?”

I rested my chin in my palm and got all misty-eyed, gazing towards an empty sea.

Why do I hate the ocean?  What good are bird friends?  Why does every odalisque need a fantastic coat?   I, The Odalisque, reveal all (even my head) in my first very low-budget movie (shot entirely on scrapbook paper):  everything I remember about HOW I GOT INTO THE OBELISK.

Rated X for cerebral exposure and unexpected violence.

Links to:

See the movie poster

See the publicity photos

Read about my heads

Read about my coat

My feelings about the ocean

How I avoid type-casting

BONUS FEATURE:  my SWIM-SUIT

Thank you for looking.  Thank you.

–The Odalisque

movie stars

The publicity photos for my upcoming movie HOW I GOT INTO THE OBELISK have just been released!  I’m a little bit miffed that the black swan is more prominently featured than me…as usual he’s flaunting his large wingspan.

This movie may be rated X.  As usual, I’m not wearing any clothes, but this movie is especially scandalous because I’m not wearing a head.  I feel shy about it, somehow.  It’s awkward having so much exposed.  For the publicity photos they shot my legs separately from my head.  That was much easier for me.

I am very eager for the release of my movie!  Final tweaks are being done.

HOW I GOT INTO THE OBELISK

STARRING:

along side

A FISH

and an

by Jimi Hendrix & the Experience

SEE YOU SOON

FAR FROM THE SILVERY MOON

ON A GLOWING SCREEN

–The Odalisque

movie poster

Hot off the press!  The publicity poster for my home-made  movie, which will soon be released.

COMING SOON TO A GLOWING SCREEN VERY NEAR YOU

HOW I GOT INTO THE OBELISK

a movie shot entirely on paper

my first movie poster

FEATURING (in order of appearance)

The Odalisque

A Fish

A Coat

Crow

Phoenix

Starlings

Black Swan

Hawk

and a minor, unmemorable appearance by a typical siren.

movie props

I’m still trying to finish my movie “How I got into the obelisk”, which is a response to a reader question.

I discover that even with a paper movie, post-production takes longer than actual filming.   Not to mention the complications with my composer.  He and his guitar exist only as astral projections, so scoring is frustrating and time-consuming.    Movie projections, astral projections, it gets pretty wacky up here.  Thank goodness for owl with two clear eyes in a very clear head that can rotate 270 degrees.

In the meantime, here are some of the props used in in my movie.  One day maybe they will be auctioned off for millions of dollars and I can start a foundation to build secluded spots for odalisques world-wide.  Which reminds me…I still have not heard from my imprisoned friend Henriette, though the return staghorn post will undoubtedly take some time.

–The Odalisque

figures (obelisk triangulation)

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figure [unenumerated]:  boreal

(cross-reference)

figure 2: perspective/aquatic

(cross-reference & view verso)

figure [unenumerated]: astral/beloved

figure 17:  traverse  (the obelisk)

sleepy Odalisque

 

portraits: transitive property

Portrait of the Odalisque as a young girl:

Portrait of the young girl as an artist:

Portrait of the artist as odalisque:

figures (overwhelm)

Figures [click to enlarge]:

fig. 1

figures 3, 5, & 22

Early morning

when birds start the grey rustling of their undergarments and dawn spills into its bowl like piss

I look up

like I’ve fallen down stairs.

why does the phoenix want to garb me in fire?

I first asked this question in my post on fashion.

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[cued]

 


( Phoenix: no fear of darkness.  darkness/fathoms/fire.  journey/easy. it circles/home.  ODALISQUE ODALISQUE ODALISQUE/you’re afraid of fire.  I bring a light/a match/and strike it.  FORGET MYSELF AND WATCH YOU.  COLLAPSE/LIKE WAX/COLLAPSES.  AROUND AN INTERIOR FLAME.)

fashionable owl!

I forgot the owl!

Owl was not into fashion like the other birds.

Regard Owl, irritated, on the shoulder of an odalisque.

fashionable Owl/contorted Odalisque

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