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Jasper 09 (“Sunny Day”) March 17, 2009

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!

 

3 Responses to “Jasper 09 (“Sunny Day”)”

  1. […] the original Wheeler 09 collage, replaced by this one, was subsequently used as the base for the 9th collage of the following series of Jasper, also using Rydal pictorial elements.   Comments […]

  2. […] (pause). The posts talking about Wheeler 09, again, are here and here. The one for Jasper 09 is here.   Leave a […]

  3. […] Hucka D. later indicated that the Jasper 09 collage speaks something about this transition. I wonder if the mossman in this picture is actually Gene […]


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