A quick side note… I did not merely change the colors on an already created photo. I had a vision and made an image that could best represent it.
Don’t believe me? Then find it. 🙂
I never thought you merely changed colors. But don’t you take bulk photos and then assemble/edit them into a collage? Wasn’t the “mane” of this mask an image you found online? Or did you find it at a flea market? Or did you make it from raw materials (or paint it)? I am confused about that because your challenge to go find it online sounds like a suggestion that no part of it is there. Parts of it are online, are they not? Though I’d assume (and I’m not about to look!) I would never find it because of the alterations you have done. Perhaps it is just good-natured boasting; you have become confident in your photo-editing medium.
Although it would be interesting to see a final product that originated entirely from raw materials, I don’t criticize you for using online stock photos. You have clearly used them in a creative process that transformed them from crummy stock photos to, as you say, your unique vision. Let me know, as always, if I have misunderstood.
Your post seems to contain sarcasm when you bring up a flea market. Honestly, and you may not have meant it this way, but it was the very essence of devaluation that I was fighting against because I felt I had to. Respect is hard to come by. My vision will always be endorsed. It is not a boast.
Artists I have known use any medium they can get their hands on if it completes their work.
I have no negative connotations with a flea market, unless you picked up a girl there.
I was asking what your source material was. That’s it.
Your initial comments: introducing the topic of process and source materials.
My reply: speculated on both and asked how you did it.
Your reply: took offense to me and ended the conversation.
I know sarcasm is hard to catch online. It’s too bad I never get the benefit of the doubt from you. This seems to be a recurring pattern online.
By endorsed, I mean that I believe in what I present. Your response does not contain dialogue pertinent to what I was trying to convey. It’s as if my version of art is a Dear Abby or a cliche.
You offered “fruitful” conversation which I have joked with you about, yet you write long comments on this blog without real conversation on message. It doesn’t have to be that way. The artistic medium shouldn’t really matter in this type of forum. There are no hard feelings because if I say too much, you will not comment further, and if you say too much, I may be offended. A dialogue on message would, indeed be fruitful.
Conversations get killed before they get anywhere. You initiated conversation on “process,” which is a fruitful conversation, only to halt it so that you can point out how negative I am, how I (maybe on accident) devalue you, how what I say is not pertinent, and how I am just a windbag.
How does any of that benefit anyone? How could it possibly move anything forward – unless you use it as that chip on your shoulder to help you create anew. Though I am not fond of being bulletin board material.
A conversation on process – that would have been fruitful.
As long as you don’t take offense to me taking offense, then I guess we are good. I emailed myself that night to reevaluate your comments, by the way. I don’t think my response back was too bad anyway; we just had a misunderstanding, perhaps. If we talked about these things in person more, which is why we keep referring to the “fruitful” conversation, then we’d not have confusion about sarcasm or intent. I trust you as a friend but know you can be contentious if you want to be (not saying you necessarily were here). That’s part of our interaction and it’s ok.
Talk to you later.
LOL to your windbag comment by the way. I don’t think that. Sorry about that. Personal discussions especially those pertaining to artistic expression can be emotionally charged topics. This is why I am writing a second post after I caught your windbag comment. I didn’t process that in my head the first time I read through. I will just try to slow down but really our conversations are fine with me.
lol….I laughed at my own windbag comment, too. I thought you’d point out my football metaphor as well (bulletin board material)!
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