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21st-Jun-2006 10:39 pm
oh. and _the mosaic_


i promise to never speak of it again. no way is this getting more than a 320 x 240 image. (until i am world famous and this is worth a million. then we can talk about it as much as we all like. but i want it remembered, i hate it.)

21st-Jun-2006 02:06 pm (UTC)
Do you not like it because it was tedious to put together, or because of the design? It's stunning--- the colors are so vibrant, the geometrics are very appealing, and the rhythmic motion is pleasing to my eye; I don't want to stop looking at it.
21st-Jun-2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
*grin* but does it counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor?

i dunno. it was tedious, i felt like i fought it every step of the way, i didn't enjoy doing it, and it didn't help that i was nothing but negative from the start.

i'm glad you can enjoy it for i choose not to. if it fell into a bin 2morrow i would be pleased.
21st-Jun-2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
also it's dark and nasty.

the tiles don't show up as i thought they would, they aren't fitting together neatly, and i think the construction standard shoddy.

i was instructed to construct it using (in my opinion) substandard methods and no traditional techniques - which i feel were developed for a reason. it made the job harder than it needed to be and doesn't convey the same life it otherwise could have.

the overall class brief (and the classes direction) was seriously lacking. there was no written instruction to follow, and when the class agreed upon a "thermatic style" to follow, this got quickly changed. not for (again in my opinion) the better.

little to no consideration was given to following any of the little planning done.

there's a bunch of inter-personal details that i shall also not go into, but would like to list as a detraction from my overall pleasure taking of this experience.

the fact that another subject will be a basic repeat of this NEXT semester fills me with no less than complete horror.

i abhore the concept of what i shall be forced to bring into existance

i think i may require some distance from this for a time, and therefore request "healing time" from the wound this has inflicted upon my soul.

i hope YOUR kiln went well.

{end transmission}
21st-Jun-2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Well, dang, no wonder you don't like it!

None of that shows in the photo. ;)

I've never done a project like this before (or any other pottery project, for that matter), so I can only imagine your frustration with this particular one...although, after reading all of that, I can see why you're not thrilled.

But I still like it.
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21st-Jun-2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
i think you should do it, and claim all the accolades. truely i am over it.
21st-Jun-2006 10:34 pm (UTC)
I think it utterly kicks arse. I'm sorry it wasn't so fun. But sometimes, out of pain and frustration, come beautiful things!
22nd-Jun-2006 01:38 am (UTC)
I think its really cool.

If I knew you better I'd say I want a dozen for the castle.

I don't, though, so I'll just *grin* at you.

Sorry you didn't enjoy making it, but it is very cool.
22nd-Jun-2006 03:58 am (UTC)
I like it, at least the pictures of it make it look good. I can see what you're saying about the tiles not fitting together but I don't think it detracts from the overall look. I've love to have it, I may well make something like it myself.
22nd-Jun-2006 09:39 am (UTC)
Ok, I can see how and why you hate the thing, but given all that, it still kicks a wide and vibrant palette of bodily excreta(e?) out of most other mosaic pieces I've seen. It is teh funky.
22nd-Jun-2006 10:35 pm (UTC)
It is one of the better mosaics I have seen - doesn't make me want to make one myself but it still came out pretty good, my friend of many talents.
9th-Oct-2006 10:47 pm (UTC)
Objectively, I see a vibrantly coloured, rythmically composed mosaic piece. It's decorative without being 'girly-pretty'. It's not as you would have had it look, but someone - or it appears many people - will like it.

You can't be objective, of course, because of the reasons you cite, as well as having gotten 'too close to see'. It happens to me all the time when I'm making images whatever the medium.

You will see more flaws in it than anyone else ever will. It's the creator's preogative to see only the things that 'could have been better' or 'didn't work'.

As you say though, it's done, it's finished. It's assessed - hoop jumped through for better or worse and you don't have to work on it again.
10th-Oct-2006 02:44 am (UTC)
your next one should be a mandelbrot!
Imagine an entire floor of mandelbrot!!!!!
10th-Oct-2006 03:43 am (UTC)

...getting there

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