26 Feb 2012

Where Lies Inspiration?

Start with an image. Choose a portion to zoom and crop, then stop. Contemplate and rotate.

Was this a mistake, or does the image now seem fake? Shelves become partitions in this position. Lines of rolling tins become rolling stock on a conveyor belt of rail or road designed to withstand a heavy load...
It leads the mind in a new direction until it arrives at an interconnection of ideas.
After years of visual surprises, eyes have learned unusual ways of interpreting every day sights. Never mind what the subject might have been at the outset. Once imagination is let loose,  there's no use curbing thought. It does what it aught, and gives us the gift of a poem...
 And this is my gift of a shadorma, for the Mag this week. With thanks to Tess - and Andy Warhol!

Change colour,
create graphic bulge.
A blurred, traffic filled highway
emerges,
its flowing
river-rush of vehicles
morphed from those red tins.

48 comments:

  1. Quite a clever take on the prompt, Jinksy. And, you are so right, life is all about perception and comprehension, as well. I like your abstract contribution.

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  2. Andy Warhol would either love it or go after you for breach of copyright.

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    1. But I've not used an image of his, only a picture of a shelf full of supermarket soup tins, therefore no copyright infringed!

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    2. But the sting is in the tail. Campbell's Soup sold the copyright to Mr. Warhol for $Zillions. That's why his pictures are so expensive and why even now he watches for infringers from On High. So beware!

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    3. Campbells may have sold him 'A COPYRIGHT', but copyright on what, Doc? Each and every tin of soup in the world, or his graphic/painting of a tin of soup? The one is not the other...

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  3. You are so clever and creative!
    And Doctor FTSE is right! lol
    You nailed it!
    :)

    *hugs*

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  4. It's an amazing effect from some tims of soup!

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  5. Dear Jinksy: "Hahhhhh" good one~!(polished apple sound)

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  6. Jinksy- simply brilliant twisted all round- I saw a incandescent lightbulb!

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  7. Yes indeed, among the best you have done, m'dear.

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  8. Cool perception is everything both in the visual and mental sense ...like how you have manipulated both ...very clever ! thank you for sharing x

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  9. Clever! I like it (and the morphed photo).

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  10. Yes... Like the others I like this... morphing something into an idea and subject for contemplation.

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  11. Really unique and different, Jinksy. Using the picture instead of words to make visual poetry. The results are dynamic. Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Well now, I thought I'd used rather a lot of words Linda - many of which rhymed, too... LOL :)

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  12. I like what you've done to this. Fine, fine, fine.

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  13. You have such an original take on things :-)

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  14. So much to do with imagination and perception. Well said...!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  15. Fun! I am glad you can do all these things to photo's. I just let them settle into the theater and follow what happens!

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  16. Remember this? "Soup of the evening, beautiful soup!" :-)

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    1. I do indeed - Mock Turtle, wasn't it? *smiles*

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  17. We are blessed with the technology to explore within the commonplace image (not that the soup-can image is one). Yours is the ideal illustration of this. Cool!

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  18. i often wonder what some of the artistic greats could do with the technology we have today...

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  19. Nice one, Jinksy. I like the different take on the prompt.

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  20. I’d take your graphic bulge, and river-rush of vehicles, anyday over a Campbells soup can - copyright or not.

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  21. very cool post! And THANKS so much for the tip on the word verification...I had no clue cuz I didn't see it. Appreciate it! :)

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  22. like where u went with this... nicely done

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  23. I, too, found a light bulb - the true mark of inspiration.

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  24. You handled this prompt masterfully. And I liked your occasional rhymes.

    =)

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    1. You seem to be the only person who noticed them. I'd carefully hidden them in a prose format, on purpose! Well done you. *smiles*

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  25. Imagination: the greatest thing since sliced bread or canned soup!
    rel

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  26. Gr-ooo-vy! Hahaha. You've caught the Warhol spirit, all right!

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  27. Whoa! What were you smoking when you did this?!! I do seriously like what you've done with this! A very good way to get out of a creative block-I'll have to try it!

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    1. Never smoked anything in all my life, m'dear! But just think of the type of nightmares my mind could produce! Hehehe!

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  28. I liked this! And I got rid of the word verification...had to revert back to the old interface to do it but I got it, thanks!

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    1. Well done you! Have a putty medal for your kindness to all us busy bloggers! Many thanks on behalf of everybody. :)

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  29. Love the way you look at things! Its refreshing. And a shadorma! I'm getting educated here (after a quick google:)loved the phrase 'river-rush of vehicles' and found your introduction about the interconnection of ideas really fascinating:)

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  30. Clever thing to try! I got a sort of rotated blade vision at first. And YES - I will join the Jinksy verification campaign and remove the darned double feature! I have taken note. (It is a pain in the arse!). I must admit - I loved the single worded, colour verif's prior. They gave me a giggle at times to wit I even took snaps of the funnier ones and plan on blogging them up sometime soon. It will give me 'closure' if I do that.......lol!

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  31. Oh, you clever one!! Always turning things on end. I saw an "eye"way, how's that for silly? Love this, Jinksy!

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  32. Love the idea of looking at something from a different perspective and finding a story there! That's true creativity.

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