Tuesday, 1 February 2011

THREE MUSES 88 - BLACK AND WHITE


It's my turn to host at the Three Muses this week and I have chosen the theme of BLACK and WHITE and this is what my Muse had me create.  She wanted there to be strong black and white elements but allowed me to use colour also.  She is so generous!

Credit goes to Clix at Stock Xchange  for the mushrooms, and Efie for the clock, cat, hands, diver, waterfall, boat and eye. 

The backgrounds were from photos I took during our last New Zealand trip : the sandscape is from Taupo Bay, whilst the 'sky' is a shot of a handmade glass brick from the world famous Hundertwasser toilet at Kawakawa. 



Thank you for looking.

21 comments:

Junibears said...

I am always amazed at what your fantastic imagination dreams up. This is such a fantasmagorical piece I'm blown away. Superb Ann. Hugs xx

Terri Kahrs said...

The way you translate such disparate pieces into a fabulous surreal landscape is mind blowing, Ann!!! Dali would LOVE your work!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Jackie said...

This is just so fabulously surreal, Ann. So imaginative and creative - thanks for such a wonderful sampler!
Thanks also for sharing your photos of that amazing toilet!

Rosie said...

You know, I love this piece Ann - it could only have been created by you! And that is an amazing toilet too! =)

indybev said...

Another top notch piece of surreal art, Ann, not to mention some fantastic photos from your trip. Thanks for sharing it all!

Grannie Annie said...

Well Ann just how long did it take you to stick all those tiles on those mushrooms???
A wonderfully crazy and surreal picture love it...and your post is fantastic too...adore those mosaics thank you so much for sharing them with us.

Grannie Annie said...

P.S. I love your Header picture you're too...too good!!!

Ophelia said...

I am so inspired! Your blog is always so inspiring to me!

Betzie said...

This is just fabulous...the little cat is so cute there too. I love your creations! Your new blog design is awesome...so you. :)

Ozstuff said...

Being an expert and font of knowledge in all things (in my own head) I am ashamed to say I have never heard of the world famous glass brick Hunderwhatsit toilet in Kawakawa (where is Kawakawa?)
Seriously, those mushrooms always remind me of "Day of the Triffids" for some reason. Do you think they are flesh eating plants? I love your study in black and white, Ann, and I am glad your Muse allowed you to include some colour - especially in the form of the glass bricks. We have a saying here in Oz that if someone is big and powerful he is "built like a brick dunny". Perhaps not a glass one.

Eila A said...

Ann, I can't stop admiring the art that your surreal imagination produces! I love those mushrooms, and that little black cat made me so happy. Thanks for this great challenge! And thanks for showing your photos of that extraordinary toilet.

Judy said...

Been there, been there!!! no not in your amazing surrealistic (word?) masterpiece, hope everyone zooms in to see Ann's little 'extras!'
But I have to ask what were you doing in the men's loo. Ann??? LOL!
Brilliant challenge, too! Thanks

WrightStuff said...

Two questions Ann.
1. What were you doing taking photos in the gents' toilet?
2. Are you perhaps related to Salvador Dali?

I love your creations - the more surreal the better as far as I am concerned. You are the master (or should that be mistress?). My favourite touch on this one has to be the little cat!

- oh, just seen Judy's comment... she stole my thunder! Oh well, just goes to prove we are both concerned about the lengths you go to for your art!

Nigea said...

Fantastic !

Irish3 said...

Ohhh!!! Next to the fantastical mushrooms.. I love the little cat head peeking up from the very front! Very cool piece, so much to discover the more you look!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a fantastic surreal piece of art. Love the black and white mushrooms.

"MOI" Freubel said...

Well...I can type a thousand words to discribe how ONBELIEVABLE INCREDIBLE AND BRILLIANT this piece is. But to be honest...I'm speechless Ann. You are soooooooooooooo good !!!!

*******
About the image of "my guy"
Should I mail it to you ???

Yvonne said...

Utterly fantastic, Ann! Love those mushrooms and the eye!

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

I'm totally in awe of your work on this piece, Ann ~ I love how you incorporated your vacation pics, and the wonderful surreal image you came up with. This is simply amazing! xo

missy k said...

Your surreal piece is amazing! I love all the details especially the little cat!

ps your photos are really interesting.... that is some toilet!!!!

Karen

Julia said...

Your piece is amazing and such a wonderful surrealistic take on the theme!