Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MUSE OR MOLD


I know I am not the only one, but I see faces. I have always seen faces. In wood grain, in folds of fabric, in the fuzz on the tv (when there used to be fuzz on the tv), in smudges on glass, etc. The past few days I have been noticing a face staring down at me from the ceiling where there was a recent leak. At first I thought "it's Jesus", because I wanted it to be Jesus.It has it's resemblances to the shroud of Turin. As I looked, and changed the angle from which I was looking at it, it evoked other images from the past, specifically the flayed skin of St. Bartholomew that Michelangelo used for a self portrait within the walls of the Sistine Chapel, or one of Francis Bacon's haunting faces, or maybe one of de Kooning's faces that looks like it was revealed under scraped off layers of oil paint. What could it all mean? or is it just a stain on the ceiling? I wonder if these random apparitions were inspiration for any of this great art? I guess a Muse can be found anywhere if we are looking for it...

6 comments:

Keri said...

I see a few faces in that photo! Both are facing to the left. Cool shot!

AmpersandPrime said...

most definitely muse.

Tracy P. said...

The eyes and beard are unmistakable. Love it.

Brigid said...

I think I see Jerry Garcia...

Dancingirl said...

Lol... muse works for me!

Sandy said...

Looks a little like Munch's "The Scream" to me.

You are definitely not the only one to see faces like that. The spilled milk on my laptop screen (long story) looks like a preacher at a podium. :)