Friday, January 20, 2006

Forgiveness, please.

First of all, I must apologize in advance to Roland and Robert. Of course,you did invite me to chronicle this commission....
I'm not sure exactly how it happened, but your angel seems, despite all his and all my struggles against it, to possess, well...
...a frosted side.
Ok, I'm kidding with the bow tie and horns... But I'm seeing who he is and...I think I'm in love.

So now, on this blog, before legions of our peers, I ask you to forgive me. Your angel has taken a turn to the dark side. Possibly it's my own doing. I'm not sure which came first----his turning or my coming to refer to him as "bad boy."

I don't hate the horns...

12 comments:

Roland said...

Lisa, you big goof!

Somehow, I'm not a bit surprised (and actually very pleased) that you would share that side of him with us. I quite like seeing the frosted side of an angel, especially a horny angel. = )

He already looks amazing. Thank you for introducing us. And, yes, please continue to share with everyone here on the blog as you get better acquainted with him.

I'm gonna have to give you some extra bug hogs when we see you at Balticon.

Roland

ravyn said...

Sorry Roland, Balticon doesn't allow animals, especially "bug hogs"

**grins**

i'm looking forward to meeting you guys there at Balticon! Can we arm wrestle for The Children's Hour????

hehehehehe

vandaluna said...

Oooh, goodie, I'll get to watch the N-unit wrestle! ::snicker::

vanda

vandaluna said...

Oooh, I get to watch Ravyn wrestle!!

Okay, pointing at not the finger.
I think one's aesthetic forms one's art. Within that aesthetic one must work. Does one make art with a "purpose" or does one illustrate feelings? Where does the power lie? I think that, perhaps it kills art when one tries to impose too many restraints on one's work with balancing aesthetic with concept. Your own being is master and cannot be denied in any artwork. Isn't that what art is about? The exultation of the spirit?

Just random thoughts derived from the conceptual v. the abstract. Does too much thought kill a piece?

Lisa, you commented a while ago on whether art should have an important political focus, if we have an obligation to make art which challenges. (I'm running on my memory here). I have often thought about that, and alot. The not so ultimate conclusion I come to is that one can't help creating what one is and the creation of self is what is important. I think this is why Andy Warhol's best works are his films.

Vanda

Carl V. said...

The horns and bowtie reminds me of a cover for an issue of Lucifer, or perhaps an artists rendition of Lucifer in Sandman.

lisa said...

Well, crap. At least you didn't say it reminded you of Tim Burton.
Is Lucifer part of Sandman? Am I the only person on the planet who hasn't yet read any Sandman?

jordan's mom said...

You've got to love a Horny Guy, no matter what his predisposition....

Speaking of which, yep, Lucifer's one of the funniest recurring characters in Sandman. After you've finished reading everything by Gene Wolfe, maybe you should start on the Dreamster.

In your spare time.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

Carl, I bet you're thinking of Lucifer from the Kindly ones (the piano-playing, night-club owner Lucifer, whose hair curled up in horns and whose white tuxedo was adorned with a white bow-tie.)

Lisa... I am baffled. No Sandman? You? Of all people... seriously? I'm completely shocked. Season of Mists is your book. Of course, so is "A Game of You"... and "The Dolls House"... Oh my God... I just assumed that the Sandman was a part of your DNA or something. My whole sense of reality has to be rebuilt from the foor up now.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

Floor up. Not Foor up.

Oh, and "Yaouhlux" is my word verification this time around, the Elder Goddess of the cat people; "She who yowls and then hacks up a hair ball" (rough translation).

lisa said...

Hmmm. You could be right. The first thing I read was Mr. Punch, which Neil gave me at a World Fantsy Convention in maybe 1993, something like that. I've read a number of other things, so I'm sure it's very good. It's a time thing. But if it starts to look less like a Lisa thing, and more like a somebody else thing, please let me know and I'll shift gears.
Unless I hear too much of it, then I'll say shut it and do it the way I want.

Really_Rather_Not_Nice said...

No, I wouldn't say your work looks like too much of anyone's except Lisa Snellings-Clark's. And that is as it should be.

I think the idea of a lusty/romantic and slightly-devilish angel (in this case, not so much devil-ish as it was THE devil...) it was just one of those weird cultural echoes that makes us reminisce about similar-yet-unconnected things we've liked in the past.

Carl V. said...

That is a true shocker!!! Can't believe you haven't read Sandman, I would think it was right up your alley! And I'll be brave and admit that I love Tim Burton so had I said that it would've been a compliment to your work. I think you're right on RRNN as to which image I was thinking of.