Sunday, June 15, 2008

Someone to Watch Over Me


"Someone to Watch Over Me"
Digital Collage, Adobe Photoshop 5.5


I can't explain why I crave for my creations to sometimes make me uncomfortable. Perhaps it's best explained by Annie Dillard as she wrote in The Writing Life,
Why do you never find anything written about that idiosyncratic thought you advert to, about your fascination with something no one else understands? Because it is up to you. There is something you find interesting, for a reason hard to explain. It is hard to explain because you have never read it on any page; there you begin. You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.

How about you? What is your idiosyncratic fascination that is hard to explain?

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9 comments:

-K- said...

That is a really fascinating composition.

Frances said...

I like that. the blue thing can easily to on the http://facesinplaces.blogspot.com/ website. They find all sorts of faces in all sorts of places.
Like that sort of almost creepy but somehow comforting atmosphere. Somehow it being blue and the outside being so bright and sunny-looking makes me wonder what is going on indoors in the dark. Really clever girl.

John said...

Your return collection impressive.

The indoor shot here is beautiful unaltered.

The wheelchair is remarkable.

chosha said...

Wow, I didn't realise how good that was until I saw the two photos it was compiled from. Nice work, real art. Actually reminds me of a Shaun Tan-style illustration.

Bev said...

Scary nightmarish picture. You have the feeling this blue thing would not feel emotions as we know them and therefore could be capable of anything.

Lots of machines can be scary because they seem to be intelligent but lack emotion and are used to creepy effect in things like Dr Who and the Daleks, or the tripods in War of the Worlds. My kids were freaked for ages about a kid wearing a gas mask (another creepy face-like thing) in Dr Who.

Great creepy photo. AAAArgggghhh!!

Godinla said...

Eerily beautiful. My favorite kind of beautiful.

D.C. Confidential said...

This is such an eye-catching composition. The blue of the tank really caught my eye and held me mesmerized for quite a long time. My initial thought was, "Debi finds the coolest stuff together." Then I realized it was two photos in one and I thought, "Debi finds the coolest stuff and puts it together so well."

Well done!

Bobbie said...

Or maybe Debi has the scariest/coolest stuff in her mind then puts it together?

dianeclancy said...

Hi Debi,

I LOVE this picture!! It is great!! Really wonderful with these eyes ... you have a gift!

~ Diane Clancy
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