Thursday, February 08, 2007

Horsemen of the Apocalypse



I was wondering, if they traded their horses for cars, what would they drive? Hybrid one seater bubble cars with good MPG? Those probably wouldn't strike much terror. Got it! Mustangs! Of course, Boss Mustangs! Vrooooom, clouds of pollution coming out the back.

At the grocery store getting fruit and veg, rejecting the ones looking about to spoil, when it occurred to me, that's why we have vision. To avoid eating bad food. Perceiving visual art, such as fractals, is just a bonus. But an enjoyable one. :-)

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Blogger Tim said...

That's a very profound interpretation of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse. They drive cars. That's all of us. We are the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, "that devour America".

I think you can spot something rotten by smelling it too. Next time you go shopping, try walking around with your eyes closed and sniffing everything instead.

2/08/2007 12:57 PM

 
Blogger cruelanimal said...

The momentary thought of the Four Horsemen driving VW Beetles is probably the first time I've ever chuckled at the thought of The Apocalypse...

...especially after transposing beetles/beatles and suddenly envisioning the Horsemen as the New Fab Four.

2/08/2007 1:19 PM

 
Blogger Guido Cavalcante said...

The concept for the shaped colorful areas creating a multi-dimentional space means for me an intention to extend the image beyond the canvas (screen)- making us to see depth where is not. The work captures the structure of space - wich is much more interesting in visual therms than to show just a "thing to be seen".

2/09/2007 7:31 AM

 
Blogger Philip Northover said...

Tim, I can remember the pre-pollution controls on cars days, and the fumes really were bad. Don't know about the blindfold grocery test - the barbequed chicken mixed with the bread and dessert bakery and the seafood sections would be too much for me!

Terry, yikes! I was surprised to hear that not only VW, but Messerschmitt makes those cars too. Can you imagine owning a Messerschmitt and working it into a conversation so that someone might think you were refering to your 109?!

Guido, thanks! The nerd in me was very happy with the green streaks on the left looking like wet paint had been slopped on and run down a canvas.

:-)

2/09/2007 12:45 PM

 

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