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Being the same in different ways
In the artist's studio an idea is swimming around watched over by a charming blackbird. Perhaps we can do the same thing in different ways. A dim shadow challenges a yellow idiot with a cup of tea. At least the yellow idiot's flower is passive, the poor blue dunce only has a toothed flower to contemplate under his shady tree. Mother duck has given up on her children trying to lure a living cone to follow her; the weevil's daughter lost her mummy long ago. What more is there to feel here except remorse in different ways?
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This is my first experimental attempt to build a MOC in the same way as I paint and draw - here is a link to my art website.



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  September 23, 2012
woah! crazy awesomely wierd! XD LOVE it!
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  September 23, 2012
Fascinating, in precisely the way Tim C described...
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  September 23, 2012
Quoting Tim C Whoa, man. I mean, just, whoa. I swear, you always throw me with the directions your MOCs go. First off, the MOC has a sort of Picasso-meets-Dali-meets-H.P.-Lovecraft-meets-Timothy-Leary-and-after-a-crazy-night-in-Amsterdam-decide-to-paint-a picture-together-and-put-it-on-a-Pink-Floyd-album feel to it. Yeah, I think that sums it up nicely. I wonder if remorse has ever been represented in LEGO. I would bet the farm that it hasn't. The writing is a strange and disturbing flow of consciousness that I didn't know you had in your artistic repertoire. It makes me think of some undergound, late 60's song lyrics that made people say, "Yeah, man...That's exactly how I feel right now, man." In other words, great work, David.
Thanks Tim, I know I've achieved what I wanted when someone needs that number of hyphens to describe what they are looking at.
 I like it 
  September 23, 2012
Whoa, man. I mean, just, whoa. I swear, you always throw me with the directions your MOCs go. First off, the MOC has a sort of Picasso-meets-Dali-meets-H.P.-Lovecraft-meets-Timothy-Leary-and-after-a-crazy-night-in-Amsterdam-decide-to-paint-a picture-together-and-put-it-on-a-Pink-Floyd-album feel to it. Yeah, I think that sums it up nicely. I wonder if remorse has ever been represented in LEGO. I would bet the farm that it hasn't. The writing is a strange and disturbing flow of consciousness that I didn't know you had in your artistic repertoire. It makes me think of some undergound, late 60's song lyrics that made people say, "Yeah, man...That's exactly how I feel right now, man." In other words, great work, David.
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  September 23, 2012
Quoting El Barto ! All very interesting! Of course we have all enjoyed your take on the Lego Classic Space theme, but it will be nice to see where you go in this new direction, towards your paintings.
It is proving tricky translating into Lego, some of this MOC works for me and other parts not. And m certainly going to keep making classic space too.
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  September 23, 2012
Quoting Starscream Soundwave interesting, I rather like it. Your artwork is very nice too, I also enjoy drawing, I've posted a few sketches on various creations on my page, check them out if you like, I won't cry if you don't ;) Theres one on my Saleen S7, two on my Transformer Jetblack, and one on my four wide BMW 2002. I don't usually ask people to look at my stuff by the way! :) You don't have to ;) And again great work on this, and your artwork!
No need to apologise, I'll drop by later and take a look. Thanks for he comments as well.
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
All very interesting! Of course we have all enjoyed your take on the Lego Classic Space theme, but it will be nice to see where you go in this new direction, towards your paintings.
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
interesting, I rather like it. Your artwork is very nice too, I also enjoy drawing, I've posted a few sketches on various creations on my page, check them out if you like, I won't cry if you don't ;) Theres one on my Saleen S7, two on my Transformer Jetblack, and one on my four wide BMW 2002. I don't usually ask people to look at my stuff by the way! :) You don't have to ;) And again great work on this, and your artwork!
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  September 22, 2012
Looks great! Your art work is nice too.
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting Justin M David, I just scrolled through your artwork on your website. Your incredible! Excellent job with the build too;)
Thank you it is so kind of you to say so.
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  September 22, 2012
David, I just scrolled through your artwork on your website. Your incredible! Excellent job with the build too;)
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting StoveTop Creator Thanks for sharing your website and this example of your art in 3D. I see this too has a blackbird as do several of your paintings. Living in the west of the usa one is exposed to the native indian belief in the powers of the raven, another 'blackbird'. The raven has the powers to bring about a kind of psychic clarity, healing and magic. So, I find your use of the bird intriguing! I visited your site. I find 'Trouble comes in Three' particularly poignant and ironic in my interpretation. I see three as the trouble many have had thru history internalizing the mysterious concept of the trinity. For all the comfort it has brought to many, ironically it has brought too much sorrow, pain, and agony to others! Your work is most thought-provoking! Cheers! :)
Thanks for the thoughtful reply. I'm really glad you got something from my art as well as my new MOC. I do tend to use repeating symbolic forms, the blackbird is defiantly one. For my art to function, I have to be careful not to over-determine these symbols, whist still keeping open associations which are seductive (I am an avid reader of Kant's third critique). Saying that I do like your line of thought that leads the blackbird towards spiritual readings of the raven; it also helps that I've recently been reading George R. R. Martin .
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
Thanks for sharing your website and this example of your art in 3D. I see this too has a blackbird as do several of your paintings. Living in the west of the usa one is exposed to the native indian belief in the powers of the raven, another 'blackbird'. The raven has the powers to bring about a kind of psychic clarity, healing and magic. So, I find your use of the bird intriguing! I visited your site. I find 'Trouble comes in Three' particularly poignant and ironic in my interpretation. I see three as the trouble many have had thru history internalizing the mysterious concept of the trinity. For all the comfort it has brought to many, ironically it has brought too much sorrow, pain, and agony to others! Your work is most thought-provoking! Cheers! :)
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting Andre Benjamin Awesome! I wanna go check out some of your paintings now!
Thanks, and thanks again for checking out the paintings.
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  September 22, 2012
Awesome! I wanna go check out some of your paintings now!
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Very thought-provoking text, and nice whimsical MOC. I checked out your drawings and paintings and see that your art style and your LEGO style are quite similar, very cool stuff.
Thanks Luke for the comments and for checking out the art site. I feel there is a direct link between my playing with Lego as a child and my art work now. Funny how I've now returned to my Lego and found it to be a fantastic medium (and a fantastic community).
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
Very thought-provoking text, and nice whimsical MOC. I checked out your drawings and paintings and see that your art style and your LEGO style are quite similar, very cool stuff.
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting Gale Winthrope Reminds me of my second grade art teacher.... Never could get what she was telling us. But this is something else. Lovely work on all the strange figures, the effigy of remorse and the duck are my favs. The strange poem (?) adds to this builds almost magical qualities. Well done David :)
Glad you like the text, it is an important as the build. And BTW no one ever understands art teachers.
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
Reminds me of my second grade art teacher.... Never could get what she was telling us. But this is something else. Lovely work on all the strange figures, the effigy of remorse and the duck are my favs. The strange poem (?) adds to this builds almost magical qualities. Well done David :)
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting Chris Roach deep
... and shallow at the same time. :)
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting David Roberts There's a strange, unsettling dichotomy between the bright, happy colours in this build and the darker themes in the text. My first response was to smile; to be amused by the duck, the big blue fish and man's blue bow-tie. Then I read the text and felt a little sad at the end. This is a good MOC, adult in a very different way to other "adult" MOCs. I found it quite thought provoking too: the enigmatic text, with its questions was very good indeed. I hope that the Weevil finds her Mummy and isn't lost forever. Thank you for an interesting and excellent MOC.
The Weevil's daughter is a nod to my very first artistic influence - the wonderful writing and drawings of Tove Jansson.
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  September 22, 2012
Quoting MortalSwordsman . David I totally love this. It does look like your paintings unique and full of intrigue. I would love to see more like this.
Thanks Joe. Since I picked up the bricks earlier this year for the first time in a very long time, I've been thinking how I might translate my own peculiar world of my paintings into Lego. This is a first sketch; some things work here, others don't. I'm going to keep playing and see where it goes. That's not to say there won't be more adventures for the ORRT too.
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
deep
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
There's a strange, unsettling dichotomy between the bright, happy colours in this build and the darker themes in the text. My first response was to smile; to be amused by the duck, the big blue fish and man's blue bow-tie. Then I read the text and felt a little sad at the end. This is a good MOC, adult in a very different way to other "adult" MOCs. I found it quite thought provoking too: the enigmatic text, with its questions was very good indeed. I hope that the Weevil finds her Mummy and isn't lost forever. Thank you for an interesting and excellent MOC.
 I like it 
  September 22, 2012
David I totally love this. It does look like your paintings unique and full of intrigue. I would love to see more like this.
 
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