Friday, December 14, 2007


Ok, it's been ages since I last posted. I know that I didn't write a Channukah post, despite the fact that I probably should have. And I know I've been very lax about posting in general all year - it's been a busy year, and last month I was away, so that's my excuse, and I'm sticking to it :)

This is possibly my last art post. The reason is, I want to put my art onto a proper dedicated website. So I'm looking for website constructors or other people who might be able to point me in the right direction in that regard. I am hopelessly ignorant of how to go about this, so any advice would be most welcome.

In the meantime, I give you - shells:

As usual, comments are most welcome :)



Blogger j-jen said...

Dang-if I'm not logged into Google, my comments get eaten. Trying again. (Feel free to delete this if the earlier one made it through.)

I'm glad to see that your offline time has been productive. Love the colors in this. About the dedicated gallery, do you also want to be able to sell?

16 December, 2007 02:11  
Blogger nominally challenged said...

Hi Jen! Thanks for the comment. I didn't get it twice, but I'm aware of that Google problem ... I've experienced it myself elsewhere ... And thanks for the compliment too. I'm really pleased with the colors here too. They relax me :)

Ideally I would like to be able to sell through a dedicated online gallery too. I think that would be a useful option. Do you know of a way of doing that?

16 December, 2007 02:27  
Blogger Tsedek said...

Nice painting, NC. It seems to have both a cool and warm expression. I don't know how to explain it.
(I know nothing about websites)

16 December, 2007 06:39  
Blogger The Raccoon said...

Uhm... you asked for it, mate :)

This is obviously a continuation of your Cthulhu series. The combination of vaginal elements (the shell in the lower-right corner, the weird things in the lower left corner and the upper-middle seaweed) with the phallic elements (the weird things in the lower-left corner and the middle-upper part shell) is enough by itself to be disturbing (especially the lower-left corner things). The cliffs (center) that look like a row of teeth adds to the creepiness of the work. The clash between the smooth and shell-like elements in the cliffs and the jagged edges in the selfsame cliffs serves to enhance the clashing, creepy atmosphere. The patches of darkness among the cliffs also add to the unease - especially in combination with the Esheresque, perception-distorting distances. And the general marine theme wraps it all up nicely in a Cthulhu theme.

Oh, and then there is, naturally, the sea/sky distortion, the deceptively soft colors and the hinted hidden depths beneath the cliffs...

All in all, an excellent tribute to the Elder Ones. Ia Cthulhu fhtagn! :)

If you want web design and hosting, my wife does just that. Drop me an e-mail (alex dot tavor at gmail dot com) if you're interested.

16 December, 2007 10:56  
Blogger Kiwi Boy said...

I dunno, I don't like this painting as much as I like your other ones. This one doesn't seem to have any symmetry. To be fair though, the 'levels' in the painting are quite intriguing and it make me smile trying to figure out which level I'm looking at.

16 December, 2007 13:15  
Blogger nominally challenged said...

I can't believe I didn't reply to you guys! Sorry!

Tse - Thanks! I agree with you, there is something both warm and cool in this painting. I have the same feeling when I look at it.

Raccoon - Wow! I'm amazed at the world of images my paintings arouse in you. And I'm constantly amazed at the fact that people see vastly different things in my work - if anything, that's is an absolute encouragement to keep on painting. I know nothing at all about the whole Cthulhu thing, but when you describe what the image evokes in you, I can't help but agree - all those elements are there,whether intentionally or otherwise.

kiwi boy - I admit that this one is a bit harder to look at than some of my others, but, well, that's actually what I love about it. I don't mind that it isn't everyone's taste, though, and I'm pleased that you nevertheless find something about it intriguing.

I will try to be more prompt in responding to your responses in the future!! Sorry!

14 January, 2008 03:11  
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The Arrow And The Song


I shot an arrow in the air,
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For so swiftly it flew, the sight
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It fell to earth, I knew not where;

For who has sight so keen and strong,
That it can follow the flight of song?


Long, long afterward, in an oak

I found the arrow still unbroke;

And the song, from beginning to end, ,

I found again in the heart of a friend. 。

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23 August, 2008 18:12  
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