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June 01, 2006
Pictures to confuse your soul and make you go pee pee in your pants.
I think I need a chair without wheels, this one isn't stable enough after looking at these pictures.
15 years ago
Saw these on a link from Disinfotainmenttoday.com. Amazing stuff.
I like the flashlight one the best. The bird topiary reminds me a lot of
The Island of Nose
Escher all over again. Nice pictures.
Really pretty, and I definitely agree Escheresque. I got distracted though by the fact the pics are only 400 pixels wide... no zooms and no way to see some of the detail.
great post, 'humper!
if anyone is interested, they can be purchased at http://www.progressiveart.com/gonsalves_page.htm sorry, too lazy to do a link...been a long day! nice post! thanks!
Wow! I like the flying ships and the library. Rather more whimsical than Escher. Nice find, monkeyhumper!
More Magrittean, I would say.
Hands down, these would make one hell of a kick-ass children's book. I can imagine myself as a little tike, getting lost in daydreams while looking through these. Nice!
For those of you who cannot get enough, (or simply missed it, like I did) here is page two...
W O W
I'd gather to say that page 2 went a little more Salvadore Dali-ish.
A lot of the images from page 2 were of work by Jacek Yerka (I think the images from page 1 were by a different artist). Harlan Ellison did a book with short fiction inspired by Yerka's art called
I don't get it. Am I the only one that finds these pictures to be gimmicky and soulless? What exactly is it that you all get out of them?
Berek, I can't speak for anyone else, but so many of these pictures reminded my sharply of things I dreamed/imagined/fantasized about as a child. something in the creation of passages from one 'realm' to another that is very compelling...
Okay, I can dig that explanation Medusa. And keeping that in mind I'll go back and take another look at them.
Further, they are entertaining, a perfect example of the over-used phrase "eye candy". Just sit back and enjoy.
Oniric, yeah. Those snow fields that turn into soft, pillowy beds...
Very strange. Me likey. Medusa, you nailed it. I remember being bewildered as a child wondering how things could change from different directions...
*recalls laying in bed as a kid, head hanging upside down, gigglin while watching the empty floor with a lamp in the middle, the ceiling with chairs and furniture glued to it*
Dream images, behold surreality. Very handsome --
Awesome stuff. Thanks, monkeyhumper. Reminds me of
Woah. It's extra-surreal (hypersurreal?) for me, since a lot of the buildings are based off ones in my hometown.
Commerce Court North
Canada Life building
Royal York Hotel
, and just general Romanesque. The toy train set is painted up like old
page two seems far more accomplished and less cliched.
I thought the same thing,
. Alot of them appear to be visual metaphors as well.
Wow. He goes from Escher (page 1) to Dali (page 2). I especially like his ideas of flight. I have not had a flight dream in recent years, but they are the best. The flight paintings nearly bring me there.