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mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Mar 9, 2013 - 01:47pm 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 - 01:48pm 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 - 02:22pm 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
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 03:04pm 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.
Peter Haan

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, CA
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2013 - 03:15pm 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.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:00pm PT
So we can distill this into a simple metaphysical question; is it a prodigal croc or is life just a crock?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Mar 9, 2013 - 04:41pm 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 - 05:33pm 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 - 05:47pm 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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