Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Pleasure Principle
I found myself with a few minutes to kill this evening, so I decided to drop by Harrison Hall and check out the Surrealism exhibit. Harrison Hall is part of the Librarium complex in Abitibi sim. It started out as a virtual library by friend and ex-neighbor, OmegaX Zapata. Since then, it's passed to Caledonian library enthusiast, JJ Drinkwater. It's also expanded to include multiple art exhibits, of both the 2D and 3D varieties. Well worth a visit next time you're looking to get some culture slung at you.
While there, I became briefly inspired by a somewhat obscure René Magritte painting, "The Pleasure Principle (Portrait of Edward James)." (It was either this or a green apple. And I look terrible in a bowler hat.) Not too shabby for ten minutes' work, huh? I may have to wear this one out and about for a while, just to see if I can stumble over any art history majors.
I'm often surprised by the things I have on hand in my inventory. After three-plus years of disorganization and neglect, I've reached a useful state of creative critical mass. Need a big honkin' lightbulb? No problem! I just happen to have made one back in 2006. Need a greyish suit with an off-orange tie? No problem. I apparently have three of them, for some reason. More and more of my little side projects seem to be going that way, lately. I suppose I should get organized, someday, and throw out about half of my inventory. But I expect it'd just stifle my creativity.
Sorry, LL. Those asset server problems? Yeah, my bad.