Abstractions: Bold

I could possibly use these in my living room. My walls are a similar yellow, Spiced Butternut from Behr. The color actually looks closer to the yellow here than the online sample. Also, once my paint job is entirely finished (an ongoing saga*), we will hang the red opera banners from the Hannibal series. My husband bid on the banners in the prop auction after the show ended.

The ones below are re-edits of the Pinky Pinks abstractions from a previous post. I just wanted to play around with them a bit more to make them unrecognizable from the originals. I wouldn’t have a room to put these in if I had them printed, though.

*The paint saga:  I wanted bolder paint than the usual greige, beige, cream, or light tan I have always used in common areas. The color I chose is A COLOR. And, it’s in a two story high living room. A LOT OF THAT COLOR.

I haven’t painted all the way to the top. I can’t decide if I am sold on the color. So, my house has been half-painted for over a year now due to indecision. My husband has just resigned himself to living like this because I’m too difficult to deal with on the issue.

Maybe my little abstractions will get me motivated to do something about this problem.

Abstraction and Shapes: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

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Geometric Abstraction

Used to be, I could spend hours shooting different angles and vistas in the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 in New Orleans. Now you have to be a part of an official tour group. Why? Rampant vandalism.

Thanks, assholes! Brilliant damn idea to vandalize a cemetery.

how faux-emo of you; gosh, you just rage against the machine; much point made painting a famous tomb a hideous bright pink. MUCH.POINT.MADE.; no narcissists here; fake anarchists

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Angles Blocking and Hidden Horizon

The light side:

At first, the Catholic Church refused visitors other than family members of the deceased. I completely understand. It took thousands of dollars to clean up the stupid mess. I’m not religious, but I do respect history and the emotional connection people have to geographical locations and certain architectural structures. (No, really. I am attached to a couple of tangible items and would be sad if they were damaged by some dumbass.)

The church then decided that visitors would be allowed as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult AKA a tour guide. Considering what (fake anarchist) people were doing, this is a fair outcome.

Also, I learned a great deal about body decomposition in New Orleans. If I had just been focusing on taking pictures, I would not have learned what I did from my tour guide. The pressure of having two kids with me along with the time limitations also led me to make abstractions and focus on angles instead of documenting the place. I hadn’t done that in the past.

Tour: French Quarter Phantoms  I took two tours from them with Sam, who has a passion for the history of New Orleans. I love historians! Knowledge is power. It’s the one thing no one can take from you.