Let’s now continue to ride on the train of thought that we’ve been on as we venture into another installment of the Art Journey series. In the previous Art Journey post, we saw a bright, painterly expressionistic style of art. Now we move into a surreal fantasy style. Cruise on forward, and Enjoy!
Through Space, Time, and Cosmos
Fowl-winged canines elevated
Felines on the drift
in parabolic shift
moving to eclipse
sent forth by fine-finned ships…
And far off in the distance
across the seas of time
a pair of travelers wander
through Cosmos, Space, and Time.
DID YOU KNOW? When you look out into the night sky at the Cosmos, you are actually seeing through both space and time!
HYPERBOLA, PARABOLA, ELLIPSE vs. HYPERBOLE, PARABOLE, ELLIPSES: Those of you who are mathematically inclined may have noticed the mathematical influences in the shapes and curves of the image. Those of you who are poetically inclined (or have majored in English while in college) may have noticed the underlying influences of Hyperbole, Parabole, and Ellipses in the imagery and writing…
The Dog Duck
In a far-off pond long gone
an oddish creature spawned,
which had a hound-like dog-eared head
and the body of a swan.
Each night the creature raised its head
and made a piercing howl,
which woke all creatures from their beds
including the night owl.
Their eyes were red from lack of sleep
their discontent widespread,
nor did it help to count the sheep
while they laid in their beds.
How long must we endure this?
how long must this persist?
We must prevail, we must insist
that no more sleep be missed!
And so they came up with a scheme
to help restore their nightly dreams –
They invented a concoction
which could stage a curious function,
and then to the far-off pond long gone
delivered it by duck-back
to be swallowed by the creature with a growl and a yawn
who then then raised his head to howl but could only make a Quack!
The sleepy citizens cheered their luck
with sleepless nights no longer stuck –
the Creature with his voice a-stuck
had now become the Dog-Duck!
CONTEXTUAL NOTES: I remember when I showed this drawing to someone, they called it a “Dog-Duck”, and so the name stuck. But when I looked the critter over more carefully, I realized that its body was more like that of a swan. Therefore, I had to come up with a “story” to show why it bears the name “Dog-Duck”…
The person in your heart is always on your mind… (continues…)
This image also appears in another post, along with some commentaries that go into both poetic reflections and psychological analysis. Click here to see that post in another window (I put the first line of the poem here to tempt you to read the rest there…)
And you can sneak a view of that post in the little window here:
In the cool of the night
a free spirit takes to flight
The mood is right
his spirits bright
In his night flight.
And while the constellations shine
with breaking waves he intertwines
His cares and woes he’s left behind
and he’s got freedom on his mind –
The night is deep
he doesn’t sleep
His heart he keeps
his joy he reaps
In his Night Leap!
New Moon In Perspective
It shines darkly through a window – a window in time
and for a moment sheds a light
on the fabric of space-time
Irrespective of perspective
it then serves to unite
souls in deeply introspective
links to each in mankind
For a moment in history
through the ages of time
the darkness sheds a light
on the psyche of mankind.
CONTEXTUAL NOTES: I remember when there was a total eclipse of the sun in my locale, aside from all the scientific talk, a lot of people were thinking deeply about our place in the universe, and our links and relationships to one another, in the present, past, and future. Sometimes the darkness can be enlightening!
Just A Little Bit Surreal
Let’s now combine all the preceding images into a surrealistic frieze. Click on image for a larger view, and click again with the magnifying glass to view as a horizontally scrolling image:
Expressionism Goes Surreal
Here, the images in this post are combined with the images from the previous post in the Art Journey series . Note how the style in which the images were done changes from a painterly expressionistic style to a surreal fantasy style as we continue to move along in the train of thought that we have been riding on. Click on image for a larger view, and click again with the magnifying glass to view as a horizontally scrolling image: