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“It’s Up To Us Now.” March 12, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Edwardston Station Gallery — baker Blinker @ 6:39 pm

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“Hucka D., we’re gonna at least start an interpretation of the final version of Jasper 07 tonight. Do you want to begin?”

Hucka D.:

I like the way you put my picture in the collage. And with my *proper* eyes, or at least the ones I wanted.

bb:

Those eyes have an interesting story behind them, don’t they Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

They’re from the Starax goldfish originally found by you in SL at one of the Edwardston sims Esbum Michgan was so enamored with. Later we found that they existed in two separate locations in the 3 Edwardston sims.

bb:

I think it’s time to reveal where those sims actually existed and their property names, for historical blog archving purposes.

Hucka D.:

OK, right. Well, this is the site about the now deleted sims… deleted as far as we can tell — along with Esbum Michigan herself now. They were part of the Delphic Archipelago, and the Edwardston sim proper was actually called Alexandria. Now we’ve talked a bit why you switched the name from Alexandria to Edwardston and I believe I cut you off during that explanation, saying it was a bit boring, since it involves Mythos terms that no one else would know. And such.

bb:

Well, as I was saying at the time…

Hucka D.:

… let’s save the explanation for later and move more into the collage, baker b., if you don’t mind.

bb (disappointed):

OK.

Hucka D.:

So we have me and my proper Starax crafted eyes, which are from a goldfish — still want them, baker b.! — and then — that’s me in the lower, right hand corner, readers, in case you want to know. Ain’t I a sight!

bb:

You look fine, Hucka D. Even without the Starax goldfish eyes.

Hucka D.:

Those eyes, um, loomed larger in the draft for this collage.

bb:

Your yellowness resonates with the proximate yellow chair the speaking Baker Bloch is sitting in, Hucka D. That’s a Jetson chair from the Zarek Lock gallery my Temple of TILE use to sit almost next to in Rubi, Hucka D. 4 Jetson chairs, and a table in the middle that wasn’t for sale along with the chairs. 4 Baker Blochs; 4 Jetson style chairs. And a 5th Baker Bloch “sits” on the table. All this from the pictures about the Rubi Diagonal from the past fall, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

I don’t think we need to review the Rubi Diagonal except to say that this has something directly to do with TILE… obviously.

bb:

The 4 Baker Blochs are the 4 colored aspects of TILE: blue, green, red, yellow. These same colors were found on the Vespasian sim of the Delphic Archipelago, the one that contained your TILE Pond, I believe. Your completely round head made the 4th circle to complete yellow along with the already present red, green, blue. You found these almost on the same day — perhaps the same day — that I found my “TILE lighthouse” on Azure Island #3.

Anyway, this prompted my rl exploration of TILE Creek, Hucka D., and thus directly lead to the introduction of the Toy Avatar mythology intimately tied now to this rl creek.

Hucka D.:

We must move to the collage, baker b.

bb:

Well, it’s about TILE to a large degree. The Baker Blochs are the 4 basic elements/colors of TILE, as I said. Their semi-circular, brick or *tile* platform is situated on a Rookwood tiled side of a Michigan building, repeatedly engraved, up and down, with the Detroit Tiger “D” logo. The letter D has already been featured in the 10×10 in the Greenup series, Hucka D. I specifically think of Greenup 12, “The Other”, which also contains a purple martin. There’s a purple martin flag in the most recent collage, which comes from Greenup 01. The purple of the martin seems related to the primary orange color of the Detroit Tigers tiles. This goes back to the Tyle Cube in the center of all the various versions of the Temple of TILE so far, including the new one in Klein — get to that soon! Orange and violet are related in that spinning cube to the Realm of Numbers. The colors of TILE on the same cube — red, green, blue, and yellow, again — are instead directly attached to the, er, oppositely spinning Realm of Letters. So altogether, these make up the 6 primary and secondary colors of the basic color wheel, Hucka D., or, in order around the wheel, red, orange, yellow, green, blue and then violet.

Hucka D.:

The bald man at the bottom of the orange center is a tiler, just like you baker b.

bb:

And you… with your beehives and all.

Hucka D.:

Maybe he’s putting the final touches on his Rookwood tiled creation. Like you are finishing up your collaged or tiled art 10×10.

bb:

Esbum Michigan has also returned in this collage, making her first appearance in the 10×10 in the Jasper series: Jasper 03; “St. Michigan”. Here she is also stepping over the chair, just as Mossman in Wheeler 06 steps over the wall, obscuring the bottom of his left leg there. Esbum’s right leg, instead, is hidden in Jasper 07 here. (pause) In looking at these two collages, Hucka D., I believe the curtain covering Mossman’s head in Wheeler 06 can be related to the similarly shaped and colored purple martin flag of Jasper 07. Don’t you think so?

Hucka D.:

Notice that both are connected to Diamond related walking sticks, an insect in the case of Wheeler 06. Must be a connection.

bb:

The letter “D” is also featured in Wheeler 06, Hucka D. It actually appears 3 times in that collage… multiple “D”s, then, just as we have in Jasper 07 now.

Hucka D.:

Uh huh.

bb:

Then we have the rusty keyhole reappearing in the Jasper series as well, this time originally found in Jasper 02. There it filled in for a pupil hole. The keyhole becomes the pupil itself.

Hucka D.:

Peephole. Peek-hole.

bb:

The overall shape of the orange tiled surface, in combination with the circular shape containing the keyhole at the top of the collage, is also keyhole shaped, Hucka D. The shape runs from the very top to the very bottom of the collage. This collage also happens to be 1024 pixels wide and 682 pixels high, making a relationship of 3:2 between the sides. 1024 is the size of the parcel I just rented in Klein, Hucka D [made up, as well, originally of 2 side-by-side 512 parcels]. The middle of the orange tile lies about 512 pixels from either side as well; exact center of the collage left-to-right, then.

Hucka D.:

You’re implying that this is related to the same ratios in Wheeler 09, thus, baker b.

baker b.:

Yes, I think so, although I don’t understand the full meaning of all that yet.

Hucka D.:

Study. Learn.

bb:

This despite the fact that the overall shape of Jasper 07 is not based on any found photo this time, Hucka D. It is instead *tiled* from an edited picture of a toy, found in a search for Rookwood+tiles, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

They’re clear tubes. Very non-colored and neutral.

bb:

Related to the strong chromatic colors of TILE and also the Realm of Numbers, you mean.

Hucka D.:

The background is neutral. It’s like they’re in heaven or sumtin. Floating; groundless.

bb:

Maybe that relates to the “It’s up to us now.” comment by the speaking Baker Bloch here. They’ve lost their ground, their Lake District base. It’s up to them now.

Hucka D.:

TILE. Tiling. Tiling Man. Beehives. Rook.

bb:

The table represents the overall TILE Table that balances the entire art 10×10, Hucka D. The keyhole in the background relates, once more, to [delete name], who will be resurrected in Michigan [Gill’s Pier] in 2051, according to the mythology of the Cross of the Lamb. Esbum Michigan here steps on tiles found in Michigan: the Guardian Building in Detroit, again. (pause) Suppose we better end here for now.

Hucka D.:

You’re to be thanked.

bb:

Thanks!

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3 Responses to ““It’s Up To Us Now.””

  1. […] NOTE: This was originally planned as Jasper 07, but has been usurped in this position within the Jasper series by another, newer collage of the same name. See here. […]

  2. […] mostly SL related. The energy is from there. Jetson, for example. Tronesis, for example. Broadway. Peewee… […]

  3. […] But it’s really both. Both… the gate is both open and closed at once. Jasper 07. […]


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