i took this photo about 9 years ago in the flea market...its a scan of a photo stuck inside an old sketchbook, hence the bad picture but i have a thing for this photo...it looks as if the doll is alive amongst the junk...
Lisas beautiful set of polaroids from an amusement park and inparticular this photo reminded me of mine.. I dont like clowns (or amusement parks but thats another story!) they freak me out... but there is something in their freakyness that somehow attracts me to pictures of them or other things sinister - like decaying roses with their thorns...i like this idea of finding beauty in the 'ugly' or the bad - this contrast makes for good art i think - a good example to explain what on earth im talking about is Lisas inedible cupcake series..
and its also kind of what i was playing with with my rooster series...the not-so-pretty birds with the pretty polka dots...
anyway, just some thoughts and a picture for Lisa :)
Have a wonderful weekend my friends xxx

7 Comments:

  1. gracia said...
    Amusement parks and clowns unnerve me too. But most of all, I'm scared of fireworks. All that noise... yep, it terrifies me completely.
    take care, g xo
    shari said...
    interesting thoughts julie. i didn't mind clowns at all as a child but as an adult i don't like them one bit. so interesting how one's perspective and ideas change. xo ps: i think roosters are quite beautiful actually. ;)
    risa said...
    when jordan was little he was afraid of anyone wearing a mask of any kind. i love costumes and masks, but don't like the scary make-up clowns often wear.
    bh!!
    cruststation said...
    What a scary looking clown, they are scary aren't they? Remember the laughing clown in Blackpool? I guess we grow to fear them because we watch more horror movies. Amusement parks can be strange and surreal places, like the hall of mirrors, ghost trains. There's an eerie feel about lisa's polaroids too, but they are beautiful and perhaps make you think.
    kelly said...
    just like shari i think i kind of liked clowns when i was younger...now i don't trust them...why? i 'm not sure...maybe the fakeness of the face painted smile? i like your thoughts on finding beauty in the unusual though + your roosters are delightful! x
    lisa s said...
    how did i miss this post? it didn't show up in my bloglines... sigh...

    i LOVE your photo. obviously i'm super duper attracted to the whole idea of ugly/beauty.... i think i could talk about it forever. it's nice to know that you are a kindred spirit.

    have a lovely weekend julie!
    XO
    amisha said...
    i am very freaked out by amusement parks and clowns too... but at the same time fascinated by them... exactly what you have said, the relationship between ugliness and beauty, and for me too the real and the false, the image and reality, is so interesting. xo

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