October 09, 2008

Pretty…

I've occasionally found my writing to be inspired by natural features of the world around me, it's structures and intricacies, and in that respect my writing can sometimes tie in quite well with my art; as a result of this, I've decided to post some of the close-detail pictures of plants that I took for my A Level art. Partly it's to do with writing, partly to do with me wanting to add a bit of colour to my blog, and partly me trying to persuade myself that a healthy dose of vanity is good for everyone from time to time ;)

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  1. I really like these pictures. They strike me as very genital, without sounding too much like a weirdo.

    15 Oct 2008, 19:16

  2. P.S. Where’s your accessory story from this week? I want to link to it because I’m posting the rewrite.

    15 Oct 2008, 19:17

  3. Sarah Cuming

    Thank you! And yes, they do look kind of genital. The artist I had used as my starting point for that module was Georgia O’Keeffe, and although I personally chose to study her because I loved the unusually close perspectives and the bold colours, many critics have argued that she hid a lesbian side and that she used her art as an expression of female sexuality. Then again, flowers as a metaphor for virginity and consequently as a representative of potential female sexuality are common throughout our history and culture, so it is possible that this sort of conclusion may have been drawn regardless. Saying that, though, some of the shots that have stamens in them look very phallic, so could be considered to express a masculine sexuality. Take your pick :)

    I shall put the accessory story up in a minute (although the more I read it the less I like it lol).

    Sjc x

    15 Oct 2008, 23:02

  4. I love Georgia O’Keefe and have various prints of her maybe, maybe not vaginas. I completely agree with you that the metaphor stands, though, and there is a real reason flowers work so well as a metaphor for genitalia – because they look like it!

    03 Nov 2008, 23:22


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