Sunday, January 16, 2011
Carnivale Pazzo Challenge on Collage Obsession
I promised that I would do a post about Mario/Luigi...the fellow in the picture above.
I know very little about him-I was searching for a picture to use in an "Avante Garde" ATC swap and I came up with Mario/Luigi because I needed someone whose head I could rip off and fill their still breathing body with skulls or tea party paraphanelia---you get the idea.
Over the years he has had two heads at least twice, he has been a gay zombie and even peeked into Marie Antoinettes boudoire via a convienent window---he has never complained, he just smiles and accepts my abuses (many of which I'm sure are capitol offenses in at least 5 countries not to mention Mississippi).
I suppose with his somewhat dirty hair and dapper moustache he was quite the guy back in the early 1900s-add in that physique---well, Sandow move over.
One wonders what the real stories are behind these obscure images we use in our collage fevers-did he have a huge family? Did her perish in the Chicago fire or the San Francisco earthquake?did he travel with some circus...we may never know.
Carnivale Pazzo-CRAZY CARNIVAL in Italian can have all sorts of meanings-life is a sort of Carnivale Pazzo don't you find it?
I love creating and thinking in another language often Italian, French or German each has it's own unique palatte and set of textures for me but somehow Mario/Luigi is always an Italian...truly looking at the picture he could hail from almost any eastern European country or medeterranian island.
Just so those of you who are visiting here from the Collage Obsession website blog post on this challenge won't go crazy-here is the translation:
Alone...Lost...Abbandoned...in a deolate land...Horrors!
One of my favorite opera quotes from Puccini via Manon Lescaut but on my tombstone I would like:
Vissi D'arte, Vissi d'amore
I lived for ART, I lived for LOVE
or maybe just
Have fun with Carnivale Pazzo-I am hoping for some deep dark bizarreness bit I am equally hoping to be completely suprised...CIAO!