Sunday, September 23, 2012

Magpie Tales 136...Perspective


Flying Down, 2006, by David Salle
 
Artistic visions
spin like maelstroms
tipping scales
dropping birds
tearing clothes off bystanders
 
Only the pilot knows where to safely land
 
 
 
Magpie Tales 136.  Love the colors, and because it was such a crazy-quilt painting, I figure the true meaning is in the artist's mind.

18 comments:

  1. stellar - excellent take on the image!
    ps I love your city of Edinburgh. We were there last September 2011.

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  2. Nicely done...tearing the clothes off bystanders...giggle...

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  3. The artist as pilot...
    That's a new thought for me.

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  4. Oh my! You've succinctly and decidedly ended in my top 5 favourites this week! I think it was the last line that secured it! Great write!

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  5. A good idea to blame the picture's strange montage on the central whirlwind.

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  6. Reading beautifully across the page from left to right - thank goodness for a safe landing!

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  7. Hah! and there be the truth!

    Anna :o]

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  8. Your words have taken flight! I love the course of your poem, Terlee. Thanks for sharing. =D

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  9. Thanks for all your great comments everyone!

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  10. Thank goodness I can't be a bystander...I want my pants! I like how you led us through the maze.... lovely read!

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  11. Descriptive, deep, and absolutely artful. I love that the one at the wheel is the only one in control.

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  12. The pilot safely landing. My post too...

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