Flags, Minimal, My creations, Pepsi, South Korea

South Korea + Pepsi

If I hadn’t made it clear by now – I love awesome coincidences, like the one with the Flag of Turkey. However, my restless eyes don’t…rest, and I managed to find a relationship between two things – the flag of South Korea and the (now obsolete) logo of Pepsi.

I want to make it clear. This is absolutely not meant to offend anybody or mock South Korea.In fact, South Korea is one of the countries I look up to and hope to be able to visit one day. I’m making this kind of pieces just for the sake of finding hidden coincidental relations between, at first sight, completely unrelated objects/ideas/representations/pictures/etc. It makes me feel like finding an “Easter egg”, but in real life.

 

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Experimental, Minimal, My creations, Photography

go west.

A few days ago I was out in the town to find a memory card for my camera. Since I know it’s old I had to take it to see if newer and faster ones can be used on it; turns out it can’t. I decided to take some shots while I was wandering back and forth. This is a lamp post near Dimitrovgrad’s Kaufland.  I tried to catch only the sky and the lamp post, for it creates the illusion that is somewhere really up high, while in reality it’s just ten meters from the ground.

I like the picture, but it wasn’t anything special – just a lamp post. Everyone can take a shot of a lamp post if he has a decent camera. That’s why I added the letter N, S, E and W. As have probably figured out, they stand for North, South, East and West. Nevertheless, I intentionally placed the N in the left position, because when arranged in such way I got the word NEWS. It’s not a masterpiece, but at least, I think, is something unusual.

dA link: go west.

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Haiku, Minimal, My creations, Writing

Haiku 101

So as I mentioned in my last post, I started trying to compose decent haikus. I have originally written them in Bulgarian, but I will make a quick translation so they can be understood by more people here.

1.

BG

Ръжда на стена.

Вълнички в локвата, докато

слънцето гасне.

EN

Rust on a wall.

Ripples in the puddle, while

the sun sets.

2.

BG

Синя тишина

над елите обгърнати в бяло.

Алено петно от птичка.

EN

Blue silence

over the white coated firs.

Bird’s crimson stain.

3.

BG

Път и стени от бетон.

По полегатия наклон

се търкаля топка.

EN

Concrete path and walls.

On the slanted surfice

a ball rolls.

4.

BG

Пее сирена на линейка.

Измежду кривото желязо

е, вече, вечно спящия.

EN

An ambulance alarm sings.

In between the awry metal

is the one, now, forever asleep.

The most notable difference between most haikus I’ve read and those four, is that I don’t focus on seasons or nature, but instead, on urban settings and death. “Why?” you ask. I like the unpretentious look of almost anything urban – rusty pipes, walls made from concrete with the fixture sticking out or bathed in graffiti, etc. About death – I think it makes things nostalgically romantic, because it evokes the feeling of inability to do anything about it.

I write whenever I come up with idea I regard as original, but right now I have focused on an idea I have about those four pieces, which I will share in a later post when completed.

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Flags, My creations

Parashoot

The idea for this image came quite accidentally – after our prom, there was an excursion in Turkey organized by our high school for the graduating class. On our way home to Bulgaria there were Turkish flags hanging down from building’s facades. There I noticed that the star and the crescent remind me a lot of a parachutist, and the more I looked, the more I got excited to make a picture of it. Nevertheless, I had doubts at one time, because I wasn’t sure that this to-be-image of mine would be well received, so I asked a friend about the issue (she is Turkish), and she only confirmed my thoughts. I was disappointed by her answer (I had hoped she would encourage me to create the picture), but I really wanted to create it, for I was marveled by the coincidence of a flag baring visual resemblance with such an unconnected with it thing, such as parachuting (or at least, I am not aware of such connection). However, when the person I work under in the municipality saw the picture, although he seemed to like it, he advised me to take it off the internet, because I could be “risking somebody to take a good beating”. I was rather surprised his opinion, but if I took down each one of my pieces, just because someone would not be happy about I, then what is the point in expressing my ideas.

I hope there aren’t too many people unhappy with this image, but I made it for the sake of art and original thought, so I suppose I’m ready to swallow some negative feedback, plus, there is always going to be someone not happy about the stuff one does, so I think it is only normal.

I named it “Parashoot”, because if pronounced, it would sound just as the original word would, and also because I often try to avoid trivial name-giving to my pieces

deviantART link: Parashoot

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My creations, Photography

Severed.

This is a photo of an old (and apparently crumbling) building in Dimitrovgrad, my hometown. It was my first day volunteering at the town’s art gallery, and when we had done the work, I asked the curator if I could take some shots of that building with the gallery’s camera, since it produced much nicer images then my point-and-click camera. She agreed, and I made some forty-fifty shots of everything.

I applied some basic filters, but still, the picture was too meager, so I decided to make good use of the spaces between the windows and the near-perfect perspective, and I only had to figure out what symbol to place. Since I like to reflect on religion, I picked the holy cross, for it went well with the perspective, and also because I thought it would provoke more people to critically assess my piece. It is called “Severed.”, for I think religion has the power to sever things that otherwise would not have been severed.

Also, this is the first piece with my new symbol (I have no idea how it is called), the meaning of which I’m going to explain in an upcoming post.

Here’s a link in my deviantART gallery: Severed.

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