Friday, January 29, 2010

More Exquisite Corpse

exquisite corpse Tanguy, Miro



Some intriguing examples of exquisite corpse.  This first image has a strong sense of collaboration, but the next two have a cohesiveness that gives a sense of ‘whole’ to the works.



exquisite corpse - 32a

There are many images hereexquisite corpse - 30

JD Salinger books JD Salinger died a couple of days ago.  I realize that is quite a non-sequitur to exquisite corpse (well, in a very morbid sense, perhaps not), but he’s been on my mind. Catcher in the Rye made quite an impression on me in my teens.  It was my first exposure to story telling through what is not said, not written.  My younger son loves the story “For Esme with Love and Squalor” so it’s time to read it! I’ve just learned that “JD” stood for Jerome David.


Valerie said...

just did a double take because the graphic on your copy of Catcher in the Rye looked like knitting stitches.

like everything....depends on one's frame of reference.

OzWeaver said...

I agree, Valerie! It's part of why I picked that image! We do have a 'certain' frame of reference, don't we?

Life Looms Large said...

I loved Catcher in the Rye when I was growing up. And now I live in of the eccentric. Hmmmm.

The Exquisite Corpse exercises look so interesting. It seems to lend itself really well to tapestry, but could be interesting to try with regular weaving too.


Sue S said...

Thank you for sharing the Exquisite Corpse exercises and information with us. I was unfamiliar and find it fascinating - would love to try it with our little tapestry group in Alabama sometime.

OzWeaver said...

Sue S,

I hope your group will give it a try! I think everyone in my group has enjoyed it, and most of us were a bit intimidated by the idea...