Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Everyone We Love




Everyone We Love
, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. For Jim Doran. The sad fact is that everyone we love will die--including ourselves. WAHN! ;-(

I've been working on this off and one for a week. The original is 3 x 4 inches. (Moleskine size and smaller). It may be done now, but I'm not sure, probably not quite.

It came from an accident where I inadvertently printed a DAISY on the instructions brochure for the paper which had gotten put into the printer with the paper by mistake. The third image is one where I attempted to put back the original daisies--it is called "Pushing up daisies, but I don't like it; it's too messy looking and hard to distinguish.



































The second image is a scan of the original picture, which was done with markers over the top of daisy on the how-to brochure. If you look closely, you can still see the daisy underneath. You can click on it to see it bigger--remember, the original size was very small. On the third iamge, I attempted to add the daisy back in, and called it "Pushing Up Daisies," but I don't like it because it looks messy and is hard to decipher.

2 comments:

Moineau En France said...

wow, mary, this is so remarkable. lately, as you know, this truth has been hitting me as well; it is depressing. i'm one of those pretty cold-blooded people who is not afraid of death––probably the result of long years of vedanta study and perhaps also the fact that i don't want to live forever!––but the losses are mounting. perhaps you can relate: life seems suddenly reduced to poetry, taxes (money changing) and death. as we get older, we lose more and more of "everyone we love"... well, you've captured it for me in big way. all love (what else do we have?) ~lt xoxoxoox

verification word: faker. wow.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Laura, yeah, I've lost so many friends and I don't feel old but YIKES! Scary.

I am afraid of dying, no matter what I study, and it is so sad to lose a friend.