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“Max…” March 6, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Edwardston Station Gallery,Hucka D. — baker Blinker @ 8:36 pm

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“I don’t think this is the final version of Jasper 05 but we’re going to attempt to start an interpretation anyhoot, Hucka D. Hucka?”

Hucka D.:

No, this one’s not finished.

bb:

Do you want to talk about it anyway tonight?

Hucka D.:

Errrrr…. obviously you have Piers Gill again in this one. And the fox.

bb:

I suppose I should look up Coniston Old Man before we progress.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

*****

bb:

3/9/09:

“We may be far enough along to attempt a proper interpretation tonight, Hucka D. Do you think so?”

Hucka D.:

We’ll try. I think [delete name] is diverting the stream of cars going up the road into the gulch. Pier’s Gill. That’s the big, L-shaped slash to the left, of course.

bb:

Diverting with a coffee mug. But not just any ol’ coffee mug but one with Max Ernst’s “birds” on it, like we have in now nearby Greenup 10.

Hucka D.:

Right. Fantastic find, baker b. Of course it was planted there, though.

bb:

Do you want to talk about that more?

Hucka D.:

Obviously the logical choice for animating that particular part of Jasper 05 here is to make the coffee mug turn into your opus 19 *3* bird sculpture, your only real sculpture work, still, actually, unless you count the temple/gallery here. Which I think you should.

bb:

Thanks. I see it as SL outsider art of some type, perhaps. I’ve become attached to it.

Hucka D.:

The willow stick returns from Jasper 02, Doorpick. There are 2 Maxes in this photo as there were 2 Bakers in that particular one, Standing and Crouching. The Maxes here could be called Frontward and Backward Maxes, I guess. The reason I bring this up in particular is that just like Crouching Baker holds the diamond willow stick in Jasper 02, so Frontward Max holds the same in the Jasper 05 draft here. In his enlarged hand, I mean. There are 2 Maxes because there are 2 versions of the same, essential picture overlapping in this collage. They are really at the same place in the pictures, but are split in location here. Dopplegangers, like the Bakers before them.

bb:

The line of cars also appears before in the 10×10, and in another animation series. Actually 2 animation series — no, wait, just one. This would be Newton 05 and Newton 06, but they make their first appearance in the 10×10 in Yale 04. But it seems more closely related to Newton 05 and 06, remembering that Jasper is the higher octave of the Newton series in many ways…

Hucka D.:

As Wheeler to Yale before it. Just as in Newton, you built your psychic energy up a bit through an “introductory” series of collages before returning to the Lake District in full, as we had in Newton 05 and we have here in Jasper 05. The introduction in the present case comes through Wales, and Llanddwyn Island and Newborough Forest or Warren. From there we find the portal back to the Lake District through the Pier’s Gill/Gill’s Pier duality. Wales leads to Michigan leads to Lake District and Pier’s Gill, you see. But also Coniston Old Man now, a new addition to the Lake District images in your 10×10. Max. Maximilian.

bb:

I notice there’s an “X” in the center of the collage as well, made by the willow stick crossing the edge of the almost straight up-and-down road edge. Almost a regular “X”.

Hucka D.:

Max. X. Ancient. X marks the spot… that sort of stuff.

bb:

I think this one may be finished as far as adding in images. I’m still unsure why the line of cars are being diverted from the road that leads to the fox on the hill and into the gulch… Pier’s Gill. This would be through the crack in the road’s left wall, interestingly. Do the cars represent just rocks?

Hucka D.:

It should also be mentioned that the very top of the landscape here is not from Coniston Old Man nor Pier’s Gill, but represents instead the top of Foxes Gully already seen several times in the 10×10, like in Newton 07. Relating it again to the Newton series in terms of imagery.

bb:

I think this is different parts of the Lake District acting in unison to make a point or series of points.

Hucka D.:

Very perceptive. The line of cars seems to be following the Ancient up the side of the mountain, parallel to Pier’s Gill. What is this Ancient? An amalgomation of Santa Claus and your Edwardston spirit from the railroad tressel, also now seen as a spirit within the Edwardston railroad station recently added to your gallery/temple in Otherland. Is this what it looked like, baker b.?

bb:

Maybe. The face of the Ancient here reminds me of the red lion face found in the Oblong series (Oblong 03, 05, 07). The Santa figure is also from the same line of collages (Oblong 06, 07). They overlap, actually, in Oblong 07. Haven’t we already looked at that before in this blog in relation to, let’s see… yeah, I think it was “Willows Diamond” from the Wheeler series. Wheeler 05. Another 05, Hucka D.

(pause to log into SL and look at Oblong series)

Actually, Hucka D., the lion almost appears to be smiling, like the head of the Ancient in Jasper 05. In Oblong 07 he is covering more the pack of the same Santa Claus image instead of his head, Hucka D. And certainly the similarly red devil to the left in Oblong 07 is broadly smiling, leaning on Birdtail Butte in the background. (pause). A though occurred to me, today, Hucka D., and that is the Ancients are merely the 4 elements, like the red lion here stands for the element fire. Fire, air, earth, water, symbolized in those 4 very different and very distinctively shaped buttes in ___ County, Montana, Hucka D. 4 elements.

Hucka D.:

The red Santa is on the opposite side of Pier’s Gill now than he was in Oblong 06. And the diamond shaped wedge of Sprinking Tarn is missing. But we do have the diamond shapes in the diamond willow stick, as well as the name of the willow itself. Diamond.

bb:

The road is from an entirely different location, though, Hucka D., and that is The Jug in West Virginia, mentioned a couple of times in this blog at least. It’s where Booker T. went to in the middle of my interview with him concerning SID’s 1st Oz. He had a dream vision there.

Hucka D.:

He saw me, the bee.

bb:

Yeah, I forgot that part (smiles). The Y. Anyway, this is the bridge to the Jug itself, across the top or “lid” of the peninsula.

Hucka D.:

Why are the line of cars being diverted, then, from entering The Jug?

bb:

Maybe The Jug is not as important a center as the Lake District and Pier’s Gill.

Hucka D.:

I diverted them. In the next collage you’ll see the situation where they weren’t diverted. And the consequences. Dingo.

bb:

I know Booker T.’s vision in The Jug, which he first entered in the dream realm while camping just to the north of the lid, as we’re calling it here, remained incomplete. He couldn’t follow the Y entirely.

Hucka D.:

Yet he did the next day or series of days. To the source of Middle Island Creek and Bee. Ephraim Bee.

bb:

Maybe the cars now heading up Pier’s Gill represents this continued journey up Middle Island Creek by Booker T. Diverted, but only temporarily. Diverted to the actual source of the creek… and the Y.

Hucka D.:

The crow or blackbird or rook has also reappeared in Jasper 05. He is on the road behind the mug. Another roadblock? At any rate, he seems to be checking out the Ancient to his left, and perhaps Pier’s Gill.

bb:

The two birds on the mug, again which will show up in Greenup 10 soon, are a Y themselves, one with a fish extending from its mouth, attached to the mouth through a line. And then the other head of the bird/birds is attached to a balloon. Water and air, it seems. Too small to see in this particular picture, and especially the lower resolution draft.

Hucka D.:

The stick weaves its way around the cup’s handle to the front, like it weaves through the trees of Newborough Forest in Jasper 02 before it. And just like the distortions of the fish and Standing Baker make evident in Greenup 10, in combo with the cup of tea — balance of coffee mug? — and Crouching Baker just in front of them. Or is it *way* in front of them. We can’t tell; that’s the point.

bb:

Is this like a Klein bottle, then?

Hucka D.:

You better end here for tonight.

bb:

Thanks!

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One Response to ““Max…””

  1. […] I can’t find it, Hucka D., although I noticed it’s been made into one of those Zazzle mugs, like already used in “Max…” […]


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