Stonethwaite bcda 01

Hucka D. (singing):

I don’t like spiders and snakes. And that ain’t what it takes to love me…

bb:

Hi Hucka D.

Hucka D. (finishing his singing):

Like I want to be loved by you. Oooo!

bb:

Fantastic. Never heard you sing before.

Hucka D.:

I have a better voice than you!

bb:

Sounds like it. Kind of a woman-y voice. Sorry.

Hucka D.:

It’s a bee’s voice. Part bee.

bb:

I’m here, though, about the collages.

Hucka D.:

Great! You want to talk about the two parter?

bb:

Probably. I think we have to. Sometime.

Hucka D.:

I’ll get Earl.

bb:

Earl? (Hucka D. exits left, returns with Earl, an owl).

Hucka D.:

Say hello to Earl. (Earl, a white barn owl seemingly, looks at me expectantly.)

bb:

Hi Earl? What’s shaking.

(Earl opens his mouth, as if attempting to speak.)

Hucka D. (apparently translating):

Earl says “nothing [ is shaking].”

bb:

Cool. I suppose that’s best.

Hucka D.:

Earl’s going to help us with the collages. He’s from Greenup Gill!

bb:

I kind of doubt that.

Hucka D.:

Doubt not!

bb:

Okay, he’s from Greenup Gill. What else does he have to say tonight?

Hucka D.:

Oh this and that. He’s a regular chatterbox most of the time. Aren’t you Earl?

(Earl opens his mouth again.)

Hucka D. (leaning over toward Earl):

What’s that? (listening again) You’re uncomfortable with this stranger? Why this is no stranger, Earl. This is baker b.!

(Earl circles his head back to me.)

bb:

Perhaps Earl doesn’t want to talk about the collages tonight. Maybe it should be just you and me.

Hucka D.:

Oh heck. Alright. (Hucka D. takes Earl back offstage; returns empty handed.)

bb:

That might be better. How long have you had Earl?

Hucka D.:

Oh he’s not mine. A loaner.

bb:

Oh. How long?

Hucka D.:

5 years.

bb:

That’s a long loan (!) Where do you rent him from?

Hucka D.:

Listen, we better get to those collages. So you’re in the middle of Stonethwaite, turning your head round and round, like an owl (smiles).

bb:

Suppose so.

Hucka D.:

Down the road are The Beetles, two in number. Up the road are the other 2 Beetles. They’re in the middle of the road, again. Bad habit. The Volkswagens accompanying each pair makes the white marks in the road. They’re like the GoogleEarth cars or trucks or vans or whatever.

bb:

Guess[ that could be] so.

Hucka D.:

Then up the road, with the 2 Beetles, are the 4 Beetles as a whole plus Martin, their director.

bb:

Producer.

Hucka D.:

Whatever. He’s on the white line. He may even be sitting on the GoogleEarth Volkswagen.

bb:

Could be.

Hucka D.:

In the other direction, down the road again, you again have a martin, a bird this time, peering around the building with the spotty “E” from another recent collage. And those eyes. This “E” emits a spirit with eyes within the tree in the house’s side yard.

bb:

Yeah, that’s freaky.

Hucka D.:

The 2 Martins, up and down[ the road], are both taken from older collages, Greenup 12 and Jasper 08. Those are the 2 set in Stonethwaite before the current Falmouth series. In this 2 part collage, you are basically transposing all the visual elements from those 2 collages and making them one or whole. You have found Center.

bb:

The 2 orange octagon enclosed figures, again in the middle of the road on either side[ of the collage viewer], are [also] one and the same. Two “Freakies” lean against the side of the buildings they’re next to. Each also stand at the entrance to [adjacent] white houses. All these objects are [thus] mirrored.

Hucka D.:

So in comparing Greenup 12 with the scene *down* the street, we have all the elements returning from that collage except the miniature version of Stonethwaite in the road with the letter “D” projecting from it, and also the hexagon objects the boy rides atop of. These are the only 2, however. We have the return of the martin, as stated, the boy encased in the orange octagon and his mate, the John Elway doll figurine — reinforcing that “D is for Denver”, the little girl and the boy on the hexagons in Greenup 12. Differences: The boy is now part or mostly *fox*, jumping over a lazy dog below it or him. These 2 objects are matched[ once more], as they have been in other Falmouth collages. And you also have the 2 Beetles and their Beetle VW appearing now between the martin and the octagon boy — this couldn’t happen in Greenup 12 because the viewing angle is lower and there’s no possible space for them there. The white line down the middle of the road is also not present in Greenup 12, since this is a GoogleEarth thing.

So what is happening? The miniature Stonethwaite becomes the Greenup Gill Stonethwaite Beck spilling from a door on the side of the same house. This is instead from Jasper 08 — we have moved this particular pictorial element over from the other side of the present collage. It’s because the 2 are one thing — this is Stonethwaite Beck (stream), and the tiny town in Greenup 12 is obviously the same. There is no need for redundancy, like you had in an earlier version of the present collage. Or is there?

bb:

I judged there was not.

Hucka D.:

I’ll let the artistic judgment stand, then. And you have your first “Freaky” standing or leaning against side of the same rock building the beck pours out of. The stream is heading for the octagon boy, just like it is in Jasper 08 from the opposite angle. So let’s shift to the opposite side of the collage and compare. This time you have the octagon boy from Jasper 08 returning, along with the 4 Beetles and [George] Martin in the middle of the road, and also the “D” flag hanging from a house. The same house, the same road, I’ll emphasize. Good work! Now, the stream and the door with the strange flower smelling man has shifted to the other side, as stated. There is also no stream on this side, like there is in Jasper 08 — that’s shifted as well. That’s Stonethwaite Beck, to remind. And the blue-purple hummingbird appears nowhere in the 2 collages at all. Was that an oversight, baker b.?

bb:

No, it just didn’t seem to fit.

Hucka D.:

Artistic license again. That’s okay. And then a second Freaky leaning against the house, mirroring the first. A lot of this is about mirrors, baker b. Like the 2 Sherwood Andersons who are actually one Sherwood Anderson.

bb:

I’m not understanding exactly what he’s doing here?

Hucka D.:

He’s associated with Mossman [ on the hill behind the house with the Freaky, D flag, etc.]. And we also have R. Booger Hayes on the side of the same house. He’s subbing for the Big Chimney of the house, which isn’t present. This is the Big Chimney project again, top or ultra-top secret, baker b. Sherwood is a part of that. (pause)

bb:

A star appears over his askew tombstone. This star was on Ringo Starr in a previous Falmouth-Stonethwaite collage. The head of a Ringo Starr drawing also subs for the octagon boy’s head in this side of the new collage. I suppose that’s more mirroring. And what of the turtle cat? It’s car size (!)

Hucka D.:

It is a car. Another subbing. It is the silver car in front of it and the silver car is it[ as well]. Pay attention to details. Their “tires” touch.

bb:

So much to look at in these 2 collages. The star is perhaps doubled by the D flag with the star filled diamond design. Both hang or are suspended, one could put it. The man and woman practically in the center of the overall collage may be the 2 parts or sides of the collage itself, married or joined as in lovers.

Hucka D.:

Yes. They are from Room 237 but also a Falmouth collage that also contains Sherwood, his tombstone, and R. Booger Hayes [again]. No corndogs in this one, though. No Mouse Island. Another oversight?

bb:

Perhaps, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

Aah.

bb:

The “K” on the octagon seems to create the white line down the middle of the road, Hucka D. Like the “E” on the side of another Stonethwaite house emits a similar “white” spirit — with eyes.

Hucka D.:

Indeed. There are spirits in the village.

(to be continued)

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