Sunday, April 1, 2007

Calendar Series: 70th Month / Beloved Person in Bird Costume Crossing the Night River (1992)

Looking at a photo of this image, someone commented that they liked it very much. I noticed that it was being viewed upside down. When I showed how it was intended to be viewed, the person said that it looked better upside down. I like the way it looks upside down and am grateful that that was pointed out, but it says what I want it to say when it is right side up.

Around this time, after being used in an article in the Bellingham Herald about a fundraising auction at the Whatcom Museum in Bellingham, Washington, this painting sold for $800. As I understand, there was a bidding "war" and that that was the highest amount paid for art work in that auction.

(upside down)


Loren said...

Upside down, this looks like a duck floating on a large wave, which probably has more appeal to me than a man in a bird costume, but it's a powerful statement either way.

Anonymous said...

Watched the parrots of telegraph hill last night and then this appearance slips in between today's talk of the simple life and hawks. Right side up, ha, works all ways. kjm

dianeclancy said...

It does work both ways - which way did you mean?

- Diane Clancy