I always find myself looking forward to the next piece in this series with excitement, and it hasn't disappointed!
What is it that you're wearing in this shot (I can't quite make it out in the reduction)? It may not be relevant, but I'm a little curious given that the painting draws from the same palette.
It's a short-sleeved velvet shirt with an abstract mottled brown and red pattern. You're right, I chose it because it reflected the painting.
I really like this series, it's been interesting watching it develop. I think my favorite is Depression, so far.
Have you many more to do?
PS. Would you mind if I pimped your pictures on my journal? I think some of my NZ friends would probably quite enjoy some of your stuff.
I was planning a couple more, but I'm not sure I'm going to do them now. The last two don't seem to have been as interesting as the first three, so I may move on to a new project and let this one alone for a while.
I would be flattered to be pimped, and thank you for offering. All of this stuff is public so I don't mind at all.
im loving this series...i lack words today.
It's okay. I appreciate that you let me know it's keeping your interest - it really helps. :-)
I like it, a lot - what's the signifigance of the bronze and silver bands in the center, though?
The painting marks the transition between the color and black-and-white halves of the image. It's meant to represent a confused and violent muddle - the detachment between the person and the emotional states and memories that they fail to recognize as belonging to them. Does that make sense?
Yeah, it does make sense.
I could be wrong, but I think a lot of people without these disorders experience less extreme versions of their symptoms at certain points during their lives. Emotional detachment, for instance. In any case, thank you - I'm glad you find the images engaging.
I don't think you're wrong. In fact, I think you're very, very right. It's part of what makes this series so compelling and an absolutely brilliant idea, whether that was part of the original intent/motivation to begin with or not.
You're on to something. And I'm jealous. But in a good, happy-for-you (and happy for me because I get to SEE THEM) way rather than any of the bad ways.
2006-05-16 00:16 (UTC)
I've been dealing with dissociation constants all day, so this was rather discomboulating.
Now I'm thinking that I want to write something with a character named Dissociation Constant.
2006-05-16 21:13 (UTC)
You win Halloween.
I think that was my best costume ever.
I love how you combine colour and black and white here. It works so well for this disorder, and it also works well with tying the series together.
Thank you. I was hesitant to use color, partly because of the failure of the Asperger's image to convey what I wanted without it. In this case, I felt it had a definite purpose, so I went ahead with it.
Hmm, I find myself appreciating the aspergers image more now than I did at first. Are you going to attempt a different shot for it?
Very intriguing. I smile when I look at your polaroids, you look like you had some fun with those.
That was a bit of a pain, actually. The Polaroid I have is quite old, and in order to focus at its minimum distance (2 feet) you have to hold down a button, in addition to needing to press the shutter released. I set up the tripod and assumed a rather awkward position with my arms rounded in order to have the camera far enough away to focus on my face.