6:9 by Luther Blissett
by Steven McCabe
I make the mistake
of looking into
the bare eyelid
of your six
and the nine
of your bare
Luther Blissett is a mythical figure in European art history. His use of the 6 and the 9 indicates mirroring, reflection, duality and interaction with self and society. He works on multiple media platforms cross-referencing various artistic disciplines with identity, the body, and the psyche.
In the background of these images you may see elements of landscape art downloaded from Wikipedia Commons & a user calling himself/herself ‘The Ostrich.’
The use of the rectangular cube is eerie….evocative of a casket with an amplifier channeling lost spirits.
Hi j.h., And here I was thinking it a cross between a 50s style TV and a newspaper box on the street. But I think your idea is more interesting! Many thanks for your thought and visit.
The dimension in these images is striking. There is both a push and a pull – which makes me think of each of these as a space (a mythical space it would seem).
Spaces that invite you in but push you back at the same time.
I’m not sure that makes sense, but anyway, I think they are wonderful!
Thank you Karen. It does make sense. The ‘light’ coming from the ‘screen’ may aim and push while the shapes, angular and tilted may seem to recede. I love the idea of (mythical) spaces being described this way. Like an exploration.
The dance between the concrete simplicity of the poem and the ethereal complexity of the images is perfect – another successful weaving Steven…
Thank you John….interesting to think of it as a weaving….that creates an entirely new point of reference!