DONINI'S NOSE IN A MINUTE

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Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 8, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:32pm PT
That's a long damn minute!
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
Lembert Dome?
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 8, 2013 - 12:42pm PT
MOUSE, you should know this; when you pass 64 years of age, you can then see through steel. It's amazing. Ask Donini. The powers are terrific.

This is of course a visual pun on the word "nose'. Sharky has an extra pointy nose this morning and the presumption is J-Do would last about a minute on this "live" mountain somewhat reminiscent of our very own Cerro Torre. And a reverie too on J-Do's NIAD coming up with the indefatigable G-Lo. I think this whole thing is awfully fun. I am already threatening to add J-Do to my "El Rushmore" image too. Maybe lower down, though, say on Mammoth Terraces, rather than on the heights with Lincoln and G-Wash 'n stuff.

Brownie, absolutely you goddit. I like the Robert the Bruce avatar, btw.
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 8, 2013 - 12:59pm PT
Holy sinus Batman!

Careful: watch out for post nasal drips. They abound, but do not abide.

Eric
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:26pm PT
Well no wonder you know about D's nose. You're quite observant & knowledgeable.

R the B was from Scotland just like my father's father.

I was named after him (Bruce).
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:29pm PT
What a CROC!
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Mar 8, 2013 - 01:44pm PT
Nose in an hour is completely feasible.
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 8, 2013 - 03:17pm PT
Climb the Nose. Down-climb the Nose. Do it like you minute. Be steely-eyed Donini.

The thousand-hand stare.


Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
In light of half of art being how the viewer chooses to interact with it, I'm sticking with this being Donini's Nose (and not El Cap's)!

Eric
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:32pm PT
i was referencing the CROC in the picture..;-)
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:33pm PT
^ Dundee?
matty

Trad climber
under the sea
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:54pm PT
taint no croc, its a shark!
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 8, 2013 - 04:56pm PT
Lower left,, kinda looks like a croc- mouth open wide upward..I SWEAR i see it lol! but i do see the whole shark now.. AND the croc at the bottom !
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Mar 8, 2013 - 05:20pm PT
I see a great white shark also.
SteveW

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Mar 8, 2013 - 07:05pm PT

Peter, is that with hair or without????
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Cerro Nariz?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Mar 8, 2013 - 08:13pm PT
Nobody has it nailed down, so just on an off chance and a weird premonition, Aretha Franklin?
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:01pm PT
Okay, with a name like Donini i'll admit i have a Roman nose.......but jeeez Peter!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Mar 8, 2013 - 09:50pm PT
Rising...Great White style for the tidbit du jour!

The topo in ten seconds. A little more for Roper. I carry his version from the first time I read it.
MisterE

Social climber
Mar 8, 2013 - 10:31pm PT
Damn you, DoniniSharktopus thing!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2013 - 08:25am PT
So I'm standing in the parking lot below Angel's Landing and this climber tells me that he thinks he sees some anthropomorphic image in the varnish on the northeast face, and he asks me, "that's the prodigal son, isn't it?"

I explained to him that I named the route Prodigal Sun because it quickly goes into the shade.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 10:42am PT
Good one, Ron.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:45am PT
hehehe,,, i woulda said " yyyeah man,, only the gifted see it!"
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:47am PT
What darkish lightweight visions lurk in the minds of Haan So Lowe?

Only the Needle knows.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Mar 9, 2013 - 10:48am PT
Nice one, Pedro.
If I remember correctly, you said you owe me another, to complete the Trilogy, or something.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 11:22am PT
It's true, Jefe. And the gathering of the sheaves began some while ago. The process is sort of alchemic, you know, and takes ingredients. But right now and for everyone's benefit, let's go look at one of the images being brought to bear:

Credit: El Jefe
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 11:23am PT
Peter,, surely YOU see a crocadillian image in the lower left center- mouth open wide and upward?? Right?? :^)
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
Basically, Ron, this Photoshop image was developed from a Great White Shark image then turned vertically and a not terribly unusual image from Patagonia, in layers and with stretching of the shark obviously to turn him into a Cerro Torre-like tower. Mountains such as Cerro Torre are so extreme in appearance and thus so deadly-seeming that sharkifying a mountain, or mountainizing a shark, is interesting and hopefully has curious and disturbing resonance or simile to it. I did not have a crocodile in there at any point, but surely one could develop in the process of all the photoshopping, certainly without intention.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:05pm PT
Yes,, i do see well the shark,, yet i also see clearly a distorted Nile Croc open mouthed with his teeth jutting outward from his upper mandible.;-D
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 12:15pm PT
That the image is not simply objective but instead ambivalent or ambiguous is crucial.

You're a taxidermist and your task is to be as true as possible to the real, living, breathing exciting animals you mount, but other artists have different tasks and in some cases getting the final work to contain complex human comment on a bunch of levels at once instead is the task of their successful work.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
As all good ART is,, it is seen differently for various reasons.. And yeah , im pre-disposed to see critterz no doubt.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:00pm PT
So we can distill this into a simple metaphysical question; is it a prodigal croc or is life just a crock?
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:04pm PT
i thought it was both mannnnnn,,,U SEE it TU!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:41pm PT
I humbly suggest one refrain from dissecting an artist's work and serving slices back to the master. Rather, take in the whole of it, and let it work its magic on you. At the end of the day it doesn't matter what Peter's intention was, nor your reception of it. What matters is there, for a brief moment, artist and viewer created something unique in all the universes, never to be recreated. Savor it, and be thankful for the emotional rescue.

DMT
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2013 - 02:33pm PT
I wish people who repeated my routes could take that advice.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 9, 2013 - 02:47pm PT
Would that any artist receive such a gift as the open heart, returned.

It is the Artist's Greatest Hope.

DMT
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