17 December 2006

Helping hand

A hand-arsed bird, a flaming monk, weird musical instruments...I need help to figure out what all this means. It came from my unconscious. Click pic to enlarge.
Watercolour 13.5cm x 9cm.

15 comments:

John Highstreet said...

Based on the composition, I would say that the picture is a stage in which the confrontation between secular and non-secular beliefs are being played out with the music provided by non traditional instruments. Clearly the artist has defined his belief system with that which is undefined. Or you had elephant garlic and bad wine for dinner. Either way, it agrees with me aesthetically.

HARDWAX said...

I don't know, don't have a clue what it means, but thoroughly enjoy looking at it.
Great looking artwork and interesting!

Anonymous said...

Very Hieronymous Bosch like in style and composition - no one could work him out either.

kane said...

very cool.

studio lolo said...

I love how your brain works!

studio lolo said...

Hi Ellis...regarding you'd like to see a photo of a cat nursing a squirrel, etc...all I did was Google
cat nursing squirrel and all kinds of sites came up. As for my illo...I didn't use a photo reference, only a nursing cat from a book I have as a ref for the position :)

Mattias Adolfsson said...

Hop your consciousness is as interesting as your unconsciousness!

Margaret Nelson said...

It means you have a healthy imagination,

... or indigestion.

Jeannetto said...

I was going to say Bosch-like, too. Very cool work!

chiyoko said...

I looked for the first time.
I like your work. Wonderful!

Fossfor said...

I love this one, nice work! I especially like the weird instruments

Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Ellis.. This one's sure to touch some people.

ariel

Michelle Lana said...

Very nice!

Anonymous said...

i would love to look inside that brain of yours, looks like you have an actual person named monty python in there! looks like fun! where can i get one of those hats? they're faboo!

Brine Blank said...

Reminds me of some of the really old cartoons when a character would land on the moon or mars and they would have such contraptions running about...