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Jasper 10 March 17, 2009

Filed under: collage 10x10,Edwardston Station Gallery — baker Blinker @ 8:09 pm

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“Amazing, Hucka D. Jasper 10 *might* be complete already.”

Hucka D.:

Not quite, but close.

bb:

But I still have Jasper 09 to do. And then the slight revisions to Jasper 01. I should be finished by Monday at the latest, I believe. Then I can really shift the focus to hiking, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

BROOK. Contact. Chancelling.

bb:

I was too tired to head out to BROOK today, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Tomorrow, then.

bb:

Yes. I have a feeling that Jasper 09 may have something to do with BROOK.

Hucka D.:

Could be (smiles).

bb:

Where’s Wilsonia these days, Hucka D.? Haven’t seen her around in a while.

Hucka D.:

She’s — well, I won’t say that.

bb:

I assume she’s still been drinking that coffee all this time.

Hucka D.:

Let’s talk about Jasper 10 now before I get into trouble.

bb:

Well, the main dilemma I have to resolve is whether to get rid of the Otherland 4096 parcel, Hucka D. And I think I’ve decided this is the best way to go. So in Jasper 10 the temple/gallery is replaced by a symbol of the 10×10 itself, from the little website I cooked up for on the *writing* 10×10 — but, of course, it would apply to the art 10×10 since it’s just a box of 10×10 cubby holes. Then I just started filling out various animations to move Jasper 10 and Jasper 01 closer and closer together. Notice the sign (double of the curtain the walking stick insect is “holding in Jasper 01) covers the islands in the background that represent Otherland. I think you can stick a fork in ’em, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Most definitely. But you always have the option to return. Same for Azure Islands, which may be a better option since it would not require as much money. Neith, for example.

bb:

My old property there is still up for sale last time I checked.

Hucka D.:

Not yet.

bb:

No. So I don’t want to give up Klein now, and I can’t give up the Healy gallery. Seefeld is the only option, but then I wouldn’t have the full 10×10, minus the Greenup series, displayed in SL. Either Otherland had to go or all these mainlands galleries and temples had to go, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

That’s what I was going to say…

bb:

So let me continue with the animation description between Jasper 10 and Jasper 01. In 01 we have the Beatles playing beneath the curtain just mentioned; in 10 this changes into Martin from the Simpsons… George Martin to Martin Prince, just like we have in the Greenup 05 to Greenup 06 animation.

Hucka D.:

That was the first animation you decided to do, I believe, baker b. The one that started the animation sets.

bb:

Yes. The rock George Martin sits on in Jasper 01 changes into the Esau Junction mound Martin Prince also stands on in Greenup 05.

Hucka D.:

Esau Junction being next to Greenup in Oklahoma. Esau, in your Bible, is the son of Isaac, who is the son of Abraham and Sarah. Thus tying it to your lemon tree mythology as well.

bb:

But the Greenup series was created several years before the, um… lemon tree mythology really started to kick into high gear, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes… queer. (pause) I think in your Jasper 10 that Martin Prince should be with his apples and Brazil flag again, perhaps, like he is in Greenup 05. Interesting, perhaps, as well, that he is turned the opposite way from Greenup 05 in Jasper 10. Wonder if that has any meaning? (pause) I also understand you want to insert the Abominable snow monster just behind Martin Prince here. Correct?

bb:

Thinking about it.

Hucka D.:

You better continue with your animation description between the beginning and ending Jasper collages.

bb:

Right. So one I added into Jasper 01 in response to Jasper 10 is the word “Diamonds”, taken directly from the central animation set of Wheeler — Wheeler 05 and Wheeler 06. In Jasper 10, the word makes a straight line across the top, as it does in Wheeler 05. In Jasper 01 now, we have the same chaotic situation for the word and its letters that appeared in Wheeler 06…

Hucka D.:

And another one of your collages… which one?

bb:

That would be Yale 07.

Hucka D.:

Uh huh.

bb:

To continue, then — guess I should point out that the word “restaurant” now fully formed on the vertical axis of the cross present in both Jasper 01 and Jasper 10 also contains 10 straight, up-and-down letters, mirroring one of the vertical rows of the 10×10 to its right.

Hucka D.:

That may stand for the 10 collages of the Jasper series itself, the final row.

bb:

Good observation. (pause) Jasper 10 seems to be about completion and fulfilllment, which is understandable…

Hucka D.:

This is the final collage… the 100th of 100.

bb:

In Jasper 01, the letters of the word “Diamond” are flying around because the Jasper series itself hadn’t been formed… hadn’t settled down into a rowed pattern of 10 elements. And the Otherland situation hadn’t been resolved as well.

Hucka D.:

Is it resolved now?

bb:

Yes, think it is, Hucka D. I have to sell.

Hucka D.:

Yes.

bb:

The Jasper series is also lining up quite nicely in the Healy gallery, as it would have in the Otherland gallery had I decided to keep it. The space it is exhibited in affects the art itself, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Certainly does.

bb:

Then we have John Elway and his roller coaster reappearing here, replacing the Wilsonia/Golden Dodder symbiosis of Jasper 01. The key link between the two is the burning car — both Elway and “Wilsonia” are holding one. And they appear also to be one and the same car. Wonder what that means, Hucka D.?

Hucka D.:

Obviously it has something to do with the Otherland gallery and the 10×10 that was suppose to be permanently displayed within it, don’t you think?

bb:

Yes, but… but now we know that the 10×10 and the Otherland gallery are separate things, the first permanent and the second temporary and expendable. Tough still, though, to do this.

Hucka D.:

You don’t have to sell. You can rebuild it still.

bb:

Doesn’t seem like an option, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

No.

bb:

What about Hurla Dontbee, Hucka Doobie? (smiles)

Hucka D.:

I can handle her on my own terms.

bb:

I still have a little time to make this decision.

Hucka D.:

Well, what are your options? You can give up all mainlands rentals and keep Otherland and you’d still be paying 10, perhaps 15 more dollars a month for its 4096 parcel. You have the 10×10 basically on the mainland now. And now you have a mainland Temple of TILE. You can even build another temple easily enough. You can’t have both mainlands and estate property right now. Maybe some other time, though. But not now.

bb:

Yeah… suppose you’re right.

Hucka D.:

I’ll talk about some of the remaining animations of Jasper 01/Jasper 10 now. The Elway figure is directly from Yale 07. I believe he represents the correction of the “error” caused by buying the Otherland property in January, baker b. At the time, he lost his head; it turned blue underwater. Wilsonia chopped it off, baker b. and stole his burning car, which represents the sun here. Sun was replaced by Moon, baker b., don’t you think? [as recorded in Wheeler 03]

bb:

Yeah. Suppose so.

Hucka D.:

And the Otherland Island #2 has now been deleted in part. Interesting, eh? Including your former friend’s corner lot. Now you’ll never know the full story of the Garden of Eden and aliens that he was writing about in his book, baker b. That’s a shame.

bb:

I’m not sure I can give up the Otherland property.

Hucka D. (blowing out air):

Yes. Yes, you must give up that property.

bb:

Well… to continue. We have the mug reappearing from Jasper 05, which we now know represents a Klein bottle or mug as well, with the handle and all. This seems to represent the Klein version of the Temple of TILE now, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Yes. For now, your Simpsons’ Martin is staring right at it, even waving at it. Klein equals Kleiners as a whole. The whole sim, then. Otherland is blocked now, but you’ve made new friends. Kleiners.

bb:

Suppose so.

Hucka D.:

And if you think about it, that’s the 4th element that has just been added to the gallery/temple mainlands situation. You have 3 locations now on the mainlands. You have your Healy gallery, symbolized by the lighthouse to the right in Jasper 01 and Jasper 10, then the Seefeld skyscraper symbolized by the cross in both, and now the Klein temple. I think the temple should have been in Klein.

bb:

All along?

Hucka D.:

It has always been there. Hidden in a higher dimension. You must write more about the Klein temple very soon. Provide pictures in this blog… so forth.

bb:

Then we have walking sticks in both 01 and 10, and in the same basic position in each. An insect in 01, though, and an actual stick in 10. Care to comment?

Hucka D.:

The stick represents the support of the Healy gallery and its owner for your work… your collages… your 10×10. You inspire, as she said.

bb:

The walking stick in Jasper 01 also moved the curtain over top of the island that represent the Otherland archipelago. It would have been very easy to have been trapped there, Hucka D., so attractive the land is.

Hucka D.:

Yes land attractive is.

bb:

I think the burning car of Jasper 01 and 10 first shows up in the 10×10 in Greenup 15, Hucka D. And then the Casey Boy splits in two between Greenup 15 and Greenup 16, just like it does between Jasper 01 and 10.

Hucka D.:

We better end here.

bb:

Thank you.

 

Jasper 09 (“Sunny Day”)

Filed under: collage 10x10,Edwardston Station Gallery — baker Blinker @ 8:07 pm

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Here we go Hucka D… the draft of the *final* collage I’ve created for the Jasper series, and also for the 10×10 *as a whole*. On top of that we have a, ahem, prim and proper gallery to fit all of these works into now; the way it was suppose to happen. How could I have known?

Hucka D.:

Told you you needed to get rid of the Otherland parcel. You can thank Arcadia Asylum as well.

bb:

Of course I will. Will provide pictures and text about the new Aplasta gallery for the 10×10 asap, perhaps even tonight. But now to Jasper 09.

Hucka D.:

This is an idea on the backburner for a bit, at least during the creation of the Jasper series. The setting is Rydal again, and *spring*. You miss spring, baker b. It is coming soon enough, don’t worry.

bb:

Yes, I can see the idea that this collage is about spring and the need for experience of that season.

Hucka D.:

Nice that you put your 2 cats in this one, baker b. [black and white cats near the lower left corner] Johnny and Carson, isn’t it?

bb:

No. Eddie and Casey. Kind of after the famous psychic Edgar Cayce… Eddie’s from Edgar, originally, but we never call him that now. Just Eddie or Spaghetti Boy, just because it rhymes with Eddie.

Hucka D.:

They are leaning the opposite way from the water tower with “Britten” on it.

bb:

The b. of baker b. stands for breton, so I thought Britten was close. They’re baker b.’s (and Edna Million’s) kitties.

Hucka D.:

But they’re not really kitties anymore.

bb:

About a year and a half old now, I suppose. So: not really.

Hucka D.:

Then between the water tower and the cats are a very green Mossman, perhaps the most central figure of the collage, and also a circle of rocks that we know is a portal, perhaps between sl and rl. That’s the same portal from Wheeler 09, isn’t it baker b.?

bb:

Yes. But this time the water doesn’t flow from it, like it did in that collage. Maybe it is a fire portal now instead.

Hucka D.:

The way out of sl and back into rl, perhaps.

bb:

Mossmen are suppose to have created the RIVER portals, Hucka D. This one seems greener than Gene Fade, though.

Hucka D.:

Different, yes. Darker.

bb:

Blends almost totally into the bush in back of him. Or her.

Hucka D.:

Then we, I see, have that toy used to tile the background of a recent Jasper collage… Jasper 05, no Jasper 07.

bb:

Right.

Hucka D.:

You miss your pipe system from the older versions of your gallery[/temple].

bb:

Yeah. That could be part of it. The cats and the water tower seems to be leaning out of their way, like the cartoon figures of Oblong 04 lean left and right from the center. Quite similar.

Hucka D.:

‘Nother category for the Baker Bloch blog.

bb:

Yeah, could be. The overlap of a lemon and a lime prefigures the use of these in the Greenup series that follows the Jasper series in the big circle of the 10×10. It’s first used in the first collage of the Greenup series, as a matter of fact. Lime overlaps lemon here instead of visa versa. Now this seems to have something to do with SL, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Loss of all art inside The Man as it shifts from Lemon World to Lime World, i.e., Second Life as we know it today. Lemon World came first, but was eclipsed. It was called Linden World at first.

bb:

But linden is a lime, Hucka D. In Britain that is.

Hucka D.:

Britten (laughs).

bb:

I like the contrast of textures in this collage and backing photo, Hucka D. The mountains in the far background, for instance, with the checkerboard ball floating above it. We can’t tell how big the ball is from this perspective.

Hucka D.:

It looks big to me.

bb:

Well (baker b. checks collage again)… I guess you’re right. (smiles) What else with this collage, Hucka D.? (pause) I think we need to talk more about Lemon World and what exactly that is, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Interesting collage. Nice one to wrap up with. Tomorrow you will begin to create the final versions of all these; put it in your Healy gallery and, of course, your new Alpasta gallery. Then create another Temple of TILE, baker b. Just for practice.

bb:

Thank you Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

You’re welcome!