Tuesday, August 27, 2013

BEAUTY: Watercolor--Jeannie Lynn Paske

Part Maurice Sendak (previously here and here), part Edward Gorey (previously here), and part Dr. Suess, the melancholy monsters in Jeannie Lynn Paske's work are sad because they have lost their place in the world. Paske tells the story of the name of her website in her Artist Statement:

"'Obsolete World' is a name that was originally taken from the 1961 Twilight Zone episode 'The Obsolete Man' where in a future totalitarian state, Burgess Meredith’s character (a librarian) is a man put on trial for the crime of being obsolete. I had always loved that episode and I pictured a similar scenario in which the make-believe creatures of childhood suffer a similar 'crime' as one grows old. I took to the task of conserving these victims of consequence and created 'Obsolete World' as a place where my own creations could safely while away the hours."

Top to bottom: All Innocent To The Fascinating Combination Of Absurdity And Devotion; All That It Is To Remember; Flight Of The Recently Departed; Facer Of The Aftermath; Flowering The Ghost; Nightmare Ending (back); Time Enough At Last


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