Daily Archives: February 20, 2013

Deepening Dike 01 02 03

Linked base photographs from Brian Robert Marshall for projected new (last?) collage of Latona, Latona 08 09 10 perhaps. Excitement! This is from West Woods, not Savernake, but the forests are similar, and both are near Marlborough already depicted in various ways in several collages of Gilatona.

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Individual photos here, and associated links with Marshall’s always interesting captions…

http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/409328

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http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/409337

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http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/409354

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Here’s Baker Bloch staring at the joined base photos in my Second Life “Power Tower Gowlery”. What to fill it with, what to fill it with, what to *fill* it with?

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[Soon Enough]

After the creation of “3 Beetle Love”, there’s only 3 more to the Latona series most likely. But a mini-series on top of this? Lis? 5 collages? I only say this because Gilatona has formed so quickly, and it’s only been a bit over a month since I began, yet 18 collages have been produced. Rapid succession. So tired of this f—ing wind. And winter in general, even though it hasn’t been *that* bad this year. I think the winter of 2009-2010 has soured me forever on the season. I just start cringing now when the first snow falls. So this year it was late October and I was thinking: 5 more *months* of this? Anyway, back to the topic.

Hucka D.:

Harrison wanted to be a part of this. He wanted to hold the corndog. After all, you mistakened Rutherford B. Hayes for Benjamin Harrison just the other night.

bb:

Thanks Hucka D. But the wind… the wind…

Hucka D.:

Don’t worry about that now. You’ll fix up your house this spring. Warmth will be here soon enough.

bb:

https://bakerbloch.wordpress.com/2013/02/17/oare/latona07test14/

This has to do with heart. I took the base photo for this latest collage a week or two ago in GoogleEarth, but before I knew that I was looking toward a heart shaped orchard. You can’t really see it from this direction. Then more recently I took another shot from the same angle after learning about the heart. Then I found out I still had the other photo in a folder at work. It seems to work better — bluer tint matches the blue of the spaceman’s helmet.

Hucka D.:

That’s “E”. Big “E”.

bb:

Yes. And the corndog itself, yellow as if smothered with mustard, is “I”. Then the corndog shaped Mouse Island is “T” — green. Then to complete this thought Harrison and the rooster mouth is red, as will be the heart shaped grove [behind him in the collage] when it is in full bloom.

Created by Lady Keswick, the owner of Oare House, the wood was planted over 10 years ago as a memorial to the death of her two brothers:
“We planted it in 1999,” says Lady Keswick, “with two varieties of hawthorn – one with dark pink and one with pale pink flowers. “But it takes a long time to be fully grown and even after 10 years it is not yet fully in bloom.”

Hucka D.:

But George is only 1 of 3 Beetles that appear in your collage “3 Beetle Love”. We have Ringo Starr returning — sorry, Ingor Ratts — and then Lennon — sorry, again: Lemon — appearing for the first time in Gilatona, although he’s seen in the Art 10×10 at times. But his head magically manifests beside Ingor’s on the album cover now. This is the true introduction of Lemon. Lemon Labs’ Lemon.

bb:

Still searching for a true virtual reality home, Hucka D. I don’t think[ Sansara] Snow Country is it. Maybe Nautilus again, but not around Mysten/Philo this time. Surely there’s another community I can latch on to.

Hucka D.:

Harrison’s head is separated from his body[ holding the corndog]. He and Hayes are one now, hand in hand. The blue helmeted spaceman looks on.

bb:

I think I know who that is. Not Dr. Who, but…

Hucka D.:

Yes. No. (pause)

bb:

Then McCartney’s head doesn’t reappear, as we’ve seen in Gilatona before, but his hand does, or the hand hovering above him on the Sgt. Pepper album cover does.

Hucka D. (correcting):

That’s Marty[ however].

bb:

The hand seems to be connected with the heart shaped grove. Harrison’s hand holds the corndog, while Marty’s is open and pointed to the heart, as if he’s, er, *released* the heart into the landscape or sumtin.

Hucka D.:

If you love something you let it go, no?

bb:

One heart. Lonely Hearts.

Hucka D.:

The 3 Beetles all want to help, baker b. They know you are alone.

bb:

Not mentally challenged?

Hucka D.:

Just enough (smiles).

bb:

We’ll examine the whole Latona series later on in more detail.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Now to Savernake…

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