Geranium Lake Properties, begin, begin and over

© lcmt 2015

Asemic comics are published here three times a week, on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.


22 thoughts on “Geranium Lake Properties, begin, begin and over

  1. I see lots and lots of faces everywhere in this piece but as quickly as my eyes focus they dissolve back into the tangle of lines again. I can very clearly make out a kind of ancient warrior guard standing at the left hand side though, his arms are down by his side and his feet are together. Brilliant stuff once again. All the best.

    • Thank you. This piece is one where I feel the creator is outside of my self. It’s a slightly weird, not unpleasant feeling. I suppose it is an odd feeling for an atheistic person to admit, but it fits my idea of physics where the outer and inner universes have no boundary between them.

      • Like an out of body experience? I’d love to be able to see through your eyes during the creation of one of your pieces, I suspect it be strikingly profound and more than a little psychedelic. I have come to look forward to your publishing dates now and you always manage to amaze me. You’re a very talented person and I’m very glad I found your site by accident one evening, I can’t help coming back for more!

      • Not out of body, more Zen-like, when the spirit and body, the mental and physical, the inside and outside, are balanced and united. Then I can receive input from the universe without my preconceived illusions getting in the way. Nothing extraordinary is going on in my head. It is just an workaday, rather prosaic process that developed after a lifetime of art practice. It’s also not at all perfect or long-lasting. Or disciplined.

      • I see what your getting at but would disagree with the statement that your works are imperfect or disciplined, I believe them to be quite the opposite in fact. All the best.

      • I think artist always see their flaws as much larger than they are. My work always looks better to me after some time has passed.

      • I can relate to that feeling, my artwork is still all in my head due the confusion of ideas and how to get them down on paper. The attempts I have made were destroyed because they didn’t look exactly as they did in my brain. I’m glad you see less flaws when coming back to a piece after time, I think that asemic art can contain unlimited mistakes which are invisible to the viewer. I view your artwork several times during each week and certainly never get to see a ‘mistake’ as such – maybe those errors combine within each picture to form some kind of symbiotic dependancy which renders the ‘mistakes’ obsolete. Maybe you could illustrate your point by linking back to a post which contains a piece which has errors in it and then point out where they were. I think that would be a useful experiment and test out your theories to the limit.

      • I don’t know if I could do that with an asemic piece. One of the liberating aspects of asemic writing/art is that the person who creates an asemic piece is not the authority for its interpretation. The interpretation is left to the viewer/reader. With this in mind, I would hesitate to identify things I see as mistakes in executing a piece. Maybe they’re not mistakes. Maybe they’re corrections made by something outside of myself. Also I want to allow the reader/viewer to have as much creative freedom as I can bear.

      • I can understand that totally. My very talented brother has written and published three asemic novels, one of which was picked up by Junior Unsubscriber a few years ago. she flicked through the pages, turned to face me and said “I don’t understand this story”. I explained to her what asemic writing was and told her that it could be about anything she wanted. She nodded attentively and I went into the kitchen to prepare dinner. I looked in on her after 10 mins and she still sitting with the book in her lap actually reading a story in a quiet voice. She sat ‘reading’ the book for a good 30 mins too which is some achievement for a 10 year old. That incident has made me appreciate the skills and talent of asemic artists so much more despite the fact they’re creating a picture or book which has mo discernible meaning. So, you have two big fans of your art here at Unsubscriber Towers. I always look forward to getting my Vraicking fix each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. Just don’t run out of inspiration and stop posting your astonishing creations, there’d be a lot more sad and disappointed people in the world.

      • I am in awe of your brother. It sounds like Junior Unsubscriber is a courageous reader. It’s good to be an undaunted reader when you’re young, to start the habit of reading challenging things.

      • He’s always spoken of you as a great person to work with and how consistently fantastic your work is. I think creating asemic art is a different proposition altogether although.
        viewing an asemic picture seems to be tougher for most people as they don’t know how to look deeply into the artwork and interpret the resulting thoughts or emotions. The majority of casual viewers want a clear meaning or it’s not really art……But it’s art wearing a mask and donning different clothes to confuse its impatient audience.

      • I have been an artist since I was 5 years old, so I don’t really understand people who are passive when looking at art. Half the process of creating art happens in the act of viewing or reading or hearing a piece. The work is completed in the brain of the observer.

      • He’s always spoken highly of working with you during the production of Kick In The Eye’. I almost forget to say that Junior Unsubscriber does enjoy getting stuck into a good book, with this one however she was forced to use some of her plentiful stores of imagination and turn the pages reading out what she was seeing. It was a proud moment for me as sad as that might seem.

        We were at a gallery last year to see an exhibition of pieces by Joan Miró, as we walked around stopping at each picture in turn so as to take in the colours and their twisted application to the canvas. I asked her what she thought of the painting in front of us, she paused and furrowed her brow a little to mimic deep thought. Finally she said…
        “red, I like the red bits on this one and where they go around that bit of a plant. I like the green too”.

        Where do we find our unlimited stores of inspiration, fascination and a willingness to accept changes in perspective. I believe we’re all born with these attributes but it just gradually drains away as we get older, I’m hoping that I never lose such faculties as life as my life would be a far duller place than it is now and nobody wants that do they?

      • I don’t know if it drains away as much as it gets stamped out of us, a little at a time. Perfectly well-meaning people like teachers will stamp it out of us, trying to tell us what is important about art. Or worse, they tell us what is not important, which are often our natural enjoyments and reactions, like Junior Unsubscriber’s reaction to Miro. I am glad that I had heaps of encouragement when I was a child, and that my mother was an artist, and that my father, with all his faults, was always unreservedly proud of my work.

      • I too am very glad you found my site. Answering your thoughtful comments has given me a chance to examine and articulate some of my concepts of what I am doing here. Thank you.

      • Thanks for the kind words, you’re more than welcome. It’s good to know my words are helping you to keep on developing such fantastic ideas. If you ever stopped blogging I for one would be incredibly sad to lose the inspiring art which also makes me more aware of other bloggers and what they do. I’m very critical about my site contents and layout so a blog such as yours inspires me to make mine better. You keep on making your beautiful pieces and I’ll keep commenting. All the best.

      • Your description of it more than makes up for any deficiencies of the photographer. (: I can see the complexity of textures, the ink, the paper, quite vividly in my mind.

      • I’m glad you like it too, when people visit my house they’re usually drawn to that particular piece. It’s made up out of scraps of aged and yellowed pages from books. All the writing is asemic and was done using a ‘dip and scratch’ style pen, although he did go through a dozen or so nibs!

        Again thanks for saying such kind words about my photography skills ~ I haven’t used a camera for quite a few years now. I do however consider myself to be an iPhoneographer. I usually don’t have any issues with using a smartphone camera but I think my efforts are decent enough.

        Unfortunately that piece had to be photographed off to the side in an attempt to keep my reflection to a minimum. This obviously resulted in the far side being a little blurred.

        I’ll tell my brother what you said when he rings me next week.

      • Your comments regarding hating passivity whilst looking around an art gallery are spot on. If I leave a gallery without feeling some mental strain then I know that’s me not paying enough attention. Me and Junior Unsubscriber spent around an hour in each room but the majority of other visitors just shot in, had a quick glance then Shot back out again. I’m with you on this point as work like yours and my brother’s piece require a great deal of contemplation before a simple interpretation reveals itself. I was so pleased with Junior Unsubscriber during our visit to the gallery as there was no rushing to get out and she told me what she liked or saw in almost every painting and sculpture. And you know the old saying – “out of the mouths of babes” too…. children don’t lie in situations like this, I think it’s vitally important for JU to work had at her reading and develop an interest/understanding of art.

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