La très longue nuit by Aelin Quan (very slow summer mode) on Flickr.
© 2010 Aelin Quan – All rights reserved - Réf. 100326
“La très longue nuit”, “The long long night“… As this one is more than a wink to surrealism, I thought it deserved a surrealist title.
Magritte used to ask his friends to brainstorm and find him a title for his last work. Unfortunately, all these funny guys are probably dust today, and spiritism is not a skill of mine…
So, I found another idea : to use a random generator of titles to replace Magritte’s friends.
I found a comics title generator written by a Dr. Folaweb, nuitbd.webdynamit.net/nuitbd2/inspirateurs/gen_titres/
I clicked a few times to see what I could get. I discarded “Le remarquable chirurgien chaud” (though Ionesco’s “La cantatrice chauve” is amongst my favorite books), “Le vaniteux mois des singes” and even “Le prisonnier rigolo”. I could have kept “Le rêve” (The Dream) but this was not surreal enough. So, here it is : “La très longue nuit” :-)
Update May 6th, 2010 : I am happy this piece has been selected as the winner of the April’10 Evocative Landscapes Contest on Koinup. Here is the sum up of the jury’s statement:
“Simple, stylish, colourful… completly particular. She combined her graphic art with Rose Borchowsy’s visionary landscapes and the final result is really, really impressive and vibrant. The bright colors draw the silouhette, making the image minimalist, clean and really evocative.
Totally different from any other one, its unique touch makes it a perfect choice to be an icon to EvoLand”.
OMG, are they talking about my image there ???
No, seriously, thanks to all the members of the jury, I am truly honoured…
************ Credits ************
- Landscape : creation of Rose Borchovski at Two Fish, thank you so much !
- Thanks to JoesSistah and Kelly Loves Whales for the textures !
The son of man on Flickr.
“At least it hides the face partly. Well, so you have the apparent face, the apple, hiding the visible but hidden, the face of the person. It’s something that happens constantly. Everything we see hides another thing, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. There is an interest in that which is hidden and which the visible does not show us. This interest can take the form of a quite intense feeling, a sort of conflict, one might say, between the visible that is hidden and the visible that is present.”
So many things have happened lately…
Ok let me try to gather my thoughts and shrink them in a few words. First and foremost, my Second Life friend Summer Seale gave me around 400 prims on her sim to let me re-build “What’s this art?” gallery [link] . The exhibition is called “Digital Thoughts” in which I show some of my cyberpunk pictures [link] .
If you’re on Second Life, click on this link to go teleport there: [link]
Then, for some reason, the gallery got featured [link] on Second Life’s destinations website: [link]
And a month later the gallery got featured for about 5 days in the editor’s picks [link] , which brought a truckload of different people from all over the world. From that, some people have asked me to do commission works for them (don’t ask please, I’m not good at that… really, I mean it), and some asked me to do an exhibition on their sim. I accepted one in which I’m showing some of my darkest works: [link] (there is a teleport link underneath the image). My partner and I built this place together, but she should be fully credited for the whole built as she brought up the general idea.
Besides that, I’ve been asked to show my works at Ooogabooga Art Gallery [link] with other artists like CapCat Ragu [link] , Wise Sandalwood [link] , Anna Anton [link] , Shmoo Snook [link] , Nat Montagne, Jackson Xaron & Kaly McCallen [link] (who is the owner of this gallery). The original gallery has recently moved there: [link] and I’ll soon have images there again.
Anyways… Thank you to those who are making things happening.