Thursday, April 15, 2010

unseated


parapets
chimneys
brick and limestone
layered
side-by-side

a jigsaw

a formed puzzle

inter
linked
inter
connected

looking out
looking in

23 comments:

Dan Gurney said...

Dizzying! So you're in town....

Elisabeth said...

This one almost made me dizzy to look at. As if I were hanging in a topsy turvey device overhead. I needed to turn my head to one side to right the image.

jinksy said...

That image bends the mind!

steven said...

dan - i'm not at all good with heights but there were so many opportunities to reexperience a view that i had to take them. this one would make a good jigsaw puzzle i think! steven

steven said...

elisabeth - i'm with you. i liked the shapes as they reminded me of some of picasso's early cubist work. have a peaceful day. steven

steven said...

jinksy - and twists the eye!! steven

Barry said...

The city does play with our mind Steven.

Sometimes for good.

Other times, try as we might, the pieces just don't go together.

Golden West said...

To my eye, an urban landscape where each piece stands alone.

ALeks said...

The rooftops you painted here are more like Chagall dreams to me ,are not of Paris and there is no Sunday fog but.....

" Oh my dead! defend the Paris rooftops in the Sunday fog
The rooftops that protected my dead.
Let me leave my dangerously safe tower and walk down to the street
with my brothers who have blue eyes
and rough hands!"

Léopold Sédar Senghor
from Vol. 31 No. 2
translated, from the French, by Zack Rogow
Not the most perfect words for this beautiful image of yours but I like it.
Have a nice day ! :O)

Linda Sue said...

I love the colours and design, it took me a while to realize that they were things housing things and i wondered "why doesn't everything tip out?" This must be where spider man lives.

Jenny Stevning said...

I love the colors! The lower right corner is amazing!

willow said...

Speaking of Magic Realism, this just fits. Wonderful image, Steven!

Kay said...

love how just turning the image creates a whole different impression..will have to try that...when was the last time you put together a jigsaw??..x

Paul C said...

Like the idea of looking out, looking in. Who lives there? Who are they really? What do they yearn for?

Friko said...

and making me quite dizzy . . . .
too many questions here.

steven said...

aleks - well i think rooftops can be anywhere anytime anyplace. fog or no fog!!! i saw these rooftops through fog one morning but the image didn't hold together. have a peaceful dutch day! steven

steven said...

linda sue - sorry that it's on such a lean! it's also superman's secret place!!!! steven

steven said...

jenny i was drawn by the shades and shapes. the blue-green of the lower right hand corner is unusual for sure. steven

steven said...

willow thankyou very much! steven

steven said...

kay the last time i made up a jigsaw was three years ago at a cottage! steven

steven said...

hey paul - it's the rooftops of osgoode hall - a law school. tops in the country!!! steven

steven said...

friko - i'll be slowing the golden fish world down soon. steven

steven said...

right down town dan!!! steven