Why the discomfort?
I feel uncomfortable with this drawing. It looks alien, yet I made it. What was I thinking? Discomfort is not necessarily unacceptable, nor does it make this drawing substandard. But, I gotta wonder, "Why the discomfort?"
The instruction of strangeness.
Drawings from 1/20/2016, pencil on paper, 16X20 inches
There is nothing like an encounter with an alien world to cause me to pause and ask questions. Mostly these questions are about the world I live in. The alien world remains alien, but the contrast of circumstances, alien versus my world, clarifies where I live. I wonder if you feel the same? I think this clarification by contrast is one of the reasons Science Fiction films and literature are so popular. The topic does not have to be one of Science Fiction. Last week I wrote about the film "The Apostle". This week I watched the film "Monster's Ball". The worlds depicted in both of these films are, in many aspects, alien to that which I have experienced. However, humans, rational-emotional beings, react similarly in all situations, alien or not. This is made apparent in films such as these. Can an alien visual image do the same? I think so.
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