7Feb/120

Ghost Dreams

Posted by Sermarr

Here is the finished "Ghost Dreams" which really brings out the way people long gone hang around in daydreams or nightdreams. People I went to the second grade show up fresh and very young with funny hair and glasses, having never aged a day. "Out Of Sight But Not Out Of Mind" truly

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7Feb/120

Rompecabeza tied up

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Rompecabeza has been tied up behind. All the cables, cords and wires cinched tight. Only the dreaming fetus is yet to be attached. This piece has so many of the opposing forces we all deal with at crossroads in our life. Momentum to a new place vs the comfort of habits and familiar surroundings and people. Whether it's leaving your lover, choosing a new job or place to live, we all hesitate at the crossroads, weighing which is better. To me, this piece captures this head breaking quality of life. And we never really know if we make the right choice

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6Feb/120

Three pastely looking “Ghosts”

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Since some of the thoughts and feelings in Out Of Sight are old friends or lovers or events, I seemed drawn to make some quick starts on pastely Ghost pictures. Incomplete, pale, and disembodied.

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6Feb/120

“Out Of Sight But Not Out Of Mind”

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Today Out Of Sight advanced some but it was hard to work on. Too many old nagging memories of things I left undone came up as I worked on it. Had to stop early. Here's the corner I worked on

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5Feb/120

“Out Of Sight”. Best friends

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This detail is about two best friends of mine and how we keep refreshing our friendship by being with one another. Sometimes we get together for holidays and sometimes take trips since we don't live in the same city. And this is like a rosary of memories of those times, binding us together

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5Feb/120

Out Of Sight. Details

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Here are some details.

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5Feb/120

Out of sight moves rapidly

Posted by Sermarr

Today I've spent as much time as I could on "Out Of Sight". It is so great to be able to depict old memories, difficult situations, happy memories in this piece. Love, breakups, long forgotten awards... They're all in this piece. I may use some photographs. And each memory is a little grayed over and softened by time. And the connections are represented by cord and wire.

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3Feb/120

“Out Of Sight” begins to emerge

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So here are some pictures of the painted pieces emerging. Some thread is being embedded to suggest connections and directions.

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3Feb/120

“Out Of Sight”

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This is a piece with a cover and the painted figures peeking out from behind the cover. It's called "Out Of Sight" and could be subtitled "But Not Out Of Mind". And maybe the two will go together when it's finished if that title fits. Here are the two pieces together and then lines being drawn under the "cover" so that I can tell where to paint the pieces so they will peek out and then the cover lifted off

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2Feb/120

Rompecabeza. Finished!

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Now all the pieces are in place and the puzzle is displayed. A real "Headbreaker" as the title translates. Now comes the hard part of tying down all the dangling pieces. Ugh

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