‘What Do I Think About Art’

In between rushing to stores, gobbling up pizzas and giant cookies, while setting up our new apartment to the tune of endless cups of Lady Grey tea, I came upon this cutesy tag courtesy Angela. Interesting and innovative. An art tag! But I had to do it asap before I lost steam and let it slip to the bottom of the pile. Thank you Angela, I had fun going about this tag.

Here I introduce you to the “What Do I Think About Art” tag.

Rules:

  • Copy the piece of art given to you by the nominator into the post and these rules
  • Analyse the piece of art given to you and what it means to you (you can be as abstract as you like)
  • Nominate five people to analyse another piece of art of your choice

The lead photo is the one that I was tagged to analyse by Angela.

It is an example of going green on a whole different level, eh. You see the cityscape in the backdrop – ’tis the picture of barrenness, a leaf or two sticking out here and there. Maybe more than a leaf, but hey, I am permitted a smidgen of exaggeration surely by dint of the fact that if art allows us to stretch our imagination we can let it seep into into our words too.

Okay, so we all need green. More so in the cities.

How do we go about it? We grow a green bush on our head. That is the best way of getting your own personal bit of green on this planet where world leaders with exceptional vision denounce the concept of global warming as a weapon for hoodwinking the masses.

Right, so our man is a self-sufficient personality. But watch out for that brush in his hand. Could it be that there might be an itchy witchy feeling creeping up on him and that all is not as well as Mister Smug (just look at his expression) might claim to all and sundry?

“The streets are empty and here’s my chance to go berserk,” he sniggers as he sneaks the brush into his green pate. He is about to have a real good go at it just like a scratchy sheep makes a go of it against a fence or a highland cow rubs its massive horns against dry stone walls. You get the picture, I suppose. I shall let it rest there.

I would love to hear your take on the piece too.

Deconstructing art takes me back to the beginning of my feature reporting days when I used to be bundled off to art exhibitions to interview artists. Artists are the kind of professionals I never felt uncomfortable around. It was easy to feel gauche around fashion designers, hoity-toity actors and egoistic sport stars, but with artists, no way. It seemed to me, during those long conversations, that they were suspended in the cloudy realms of their heads from where they need time to wade out at ease. So yes, I could take my time.

Art is also supposed to be individual. You can imagine my delight that there was no censure. That I could sit there and come up with bizarre interpretations. Thus you have the logic behind my view of Angela’s street art piece.

Below is my piece for you. I clicked it in Jersey City downtown the other day. Would you care to analyse it? If yes, you can do a post on it, or just leave your interpretation in the comments section. Going beyond the stated number, I nominate you all. Humour me?

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The Blue Sky Tag

It is a mixed bag, this Tuesday. The clouds keep flitting in and yet the sun manages to part its way through them and shine awhile as I get on with this post on a tag by Jamie. I feel as thoughtful as that gull. So, Jamie’s blog is Don’t Give a Jam and I knew I wanted to follow her blog when I read that she is a firm believer in speaking before she thinks. What are the chances of finding someone that rare, right?

Thank you for the tag, Jamie. Here we go then.

Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions
  • Tag 11 people
  • Give them 11 questions to answer

Jamie’s Questions:

  • If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would you choose?

Grilled toast. Though I might pass out from the boredom of it after a while and pass away into another realm where I would get to sink my teeth into something else. Where there is a will…

  • Favourite song of the moment?

Crimson and Clover by Tommy James and the Shondells

  • What’s your favourite meal of the day?

Breakfast

  • What was the last book you read?

Fair Stood the Wind For France by H.E.Bates

  • What’s your favourite thing about yourself?

I cannot be angry for long

  • If you could be friends with one TV character, who would you choose?

Hercule Poirot

  • Do you have a nickname?

Mom (means Wax in Bengali). My mum specifies: ‘Hard category of wax’.

  • What current trend are you loving?

Bell sleeves

  • What’s your favourite app on your phone?

VSOC

  • What do you do first thing each morning?

Raise myself on the bed every morning to give my husband a pursed kiss before he leaves for work.

  • Would this tag make you feel more comfortable with 10 questions rather than 11?

And here I am at the 11th pondering if that is a trick question.

I nominate:

As with all my other tag posts, whoever wants to do this, please consider yourself tagged. So below are my set of queries.

My Questions:

What did you have for breakfast this morning?

Do you work out every day?

What are your favourite reads from your bookshelf?

Are you experimental with tea?

Do you have a travel list for the year? What places are on the list?

What can you not do without every day?

The most scandalous thing you have done in life.

Your most treasured possession is…

Spring is…

Any random memory that makes you smile?

Hikes or sedate walks?

That’s all for today….tadaaa 🙂