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Posted by resonanteye on 03/18/2013
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Posted by resonanteye on 03/18/2013
Posted by resonanteye on 06/28/2012
I made an otter, and have prints ready to go!
another in the totem animal series.
I like the colder colors in this little guy.
Posted by resonanteye on 06/22/2012
Marth Wise loved funerals. The pomp and glory appealed to her, and since she lived in difficult circumstances, in a life of constant heavy labor, the reprieve from a day of work was most welcome. Married at a very young age to a much older man, Wise was accustomed to unending farm work, heavy work. She had four children that survived- and several that died.
Her first husband died in strange circumstances, and the family members who opposed her marriage to a younger man soon died, of digestive illnesses, later found to have arsenic in their guts. She was discovered to have ordered a large amount of arsenic earlier from a pharmacist.
She confessed to several of the killings, and to enjoying tending to the victims as they died.
“I liked their funerals. I could get dressed up and see folks and talk to them. The only fun I ever had was after I kilt people.”
She also claimed to have burned the church in town, because the minister would not perform her new marriage.
In the 60’s, Wise was paroled. She was ancient and weak- and her remaining (not-poisoned) family refused to help her in any way. Several nursing homes turned her down as well; she returned to prison, where they revoked her parole. She died there, in 1971.
I feel strange about her story. I almost feel- sympathy for her.
How can I say what I would have done? I mean, I probably wouldn’t have poisoned everyone in town and burned the church, but the temptation to run away, escape, or find some way out of that kind of life would have been intense.
I think perhaps she was before her time, and that a lot of the “Black Widow” killers from that era would not even exist (well, don’t really exist) today- the same way babykillers who ran “adoption agencies” for illegitimate kids don’t exist anymore- the times have changed, and being married with such age disparity, against your will, then used as a mule rarely happens in the US these days. As well as being illegitimately pregnant no longer completely destroying the mother’s life (thanks feminism!) due to more acceptance, and more-available birth control, as well as legal abortion.
At any rate, her story intrigued me.
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Posted by resonanteye on 06/11/2012
I love Taxi Driver. I’ve watched it so many times.
Finally decided it was time for a Travis Bickle portrait.
In the end scenes of the movie, the film ratings board required the director to desaturate the scenes- the amount of blood was seen as too horrific, and pushed the movie over into an “X” rating. So they desaturated it- toned down all the colors, and darkened the film, so that the blood would have less visual impact.
I wish they hadn’t had to do that- but at the same time, that darkness and uncertainty about what is blood, what is dirt, makes as much of a statement about the character as anything else in the film. I wanted instead to emphasize the blood in this portrait. I feel that the character is very direct, very emphatic about the urge for violence. I wanted to show that.
Prismacolors on 100lb hotpress rag paper.
Posted by resonanteye on 06/08/2012
finished, 12×16″ colored pencil on arches 140lb hotpress. I finished this tonight while watching Hackers.
$150 for the original, $30 for an 11×14″ print.
better (daylight) photo: