Monday, May 21, 2012

Research topic - customary garments and symbolic garb

The Torero's Jacket

Note/Warning: If you research 'Matador' via Google, be prepared to come across images that will make you wince and wander why there is such a blood thirsty need to do what the Matadors do. I feel for the Bulls.

Nevertheless, in the context of customary garments and clothing - I am interested in the traditional costume worn by the Matador de Toros (Killer of Bulls). The jacket or 'Chaquetilla', while elaborately decorated, is intended to allow for ease of movement. What I find interesting about the Torero's whole costume is the contrast between the fine and the bloodthirsty. The jacket is heavily embellished and regal in appearance, yet the sport itself is violent and cruel. They must get bloodstained sometimes if not often, all that nice needlework tsk tsk tsk. However, leaving my unsubtle opinion on bullfights aside, I can't help but swoon over the Torero's traje de luces!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Frenz and Anemones - creative block collage

Anemone Eye

I saw her face in the Himalayas

An Unknown Vista

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Woeful Moon Child - collage test

Collage image testing - images derived from a 1960 edition of National Geographic and a children's book annual 'Misty 1983'. The illustration of the woeful face was extracted from a story about a teenage girl who discovers that she is some kind of Witch or 'Moon Child' as it is referred to in the title. The story, might I add, was hilarious mostly due to the cockney dialogue between the characters - it was like 'Sabrina the Teenage Witch' meets 'East Enders' mashed together like frog spawn and shepard's pie.