[link] . I knew a die hard Bob Heinlein fan once. It used to be macho hard SF for the philosophically challenged; 'Ayn Rand after a sex change' type stuff full of anti-establishment self reliance and a dash of gee-whiz cod science.
ow I like this. It looks like you did something I wished to do myself, showing a bit of aggressiveness (tore paper etc). Its a shame I can't see it in real life, as Id like to perceive its forms better.
Does pressing 'Ctrl' and '+' simultaneously not 'zoom' in on the image. This one is quite big. Downloading is the best way to see it full size, but the photo was probably taken in poor light and not as clear as I would have liked.
In real life you could have walked past it every day for a week and not noticed it. It's the remains of a couple of 'fly-posters' or illegal advertising stuck onto some dull, dun coloured plyboard fencing or something... I've already forgotten. This transformation of the material is largely the result of solarising and 'inverting' it in Photoshop then selectively re-hueing and enhancing parts of it that I loosely outlined using the mouse. I think the right 'hand' was a pre-existing form made of randomly torn paper and I probably drew the left one in myself as I did the back, tail, ears and eyes of the cat. The 'stock' is a photo from one of last year's later files which was not worth submitting in its native state.
Arranging apposite 'accidents' is an art form in itself, as 'discovered' by Jackson Pollock and others, or a useful adjunct to 'fine art' as used by Francis Bacon in particular [link] . Bacon worked on unprimed canvases so that any accidental marks, drags, splashes or strokes were there to stay and couldn't be 'corrected' or eliminated. Bacon's subjects tend to look as if the Cenobites had reached them before he did but if you look carefully you can see that he did know how to draw accurately and that his portraits do resemble their subjects. For controlled, accidental violence there's nothing quite likea Baconian Pope [link] .