Friday, August 8, 2008

'I am not really here...'

Nesting in between thick black hairs, observing the outside world through dark long vertical stripes that slash the views in front of my eyes.

After some wanderings in lovely other blogs, I came across Design For Mankind new beautiful mag issue that focuses this time on the theme Hair. A subject which seemed a bit peculiar at first, but then made my mind drift away down association and metaphor lane and made me draw these bits.
I found myself being confronted with this human corporeal decorative aspect which has been through metamorphosis and now holds a deeper meaning 'in its roots'.
Hiding behind what covers one's face, is one way to perceive its larger symbolic part in the distinction between adulthood and losing one's innocent and naive perspective on life in general and on self-growth in particular. I can't help myself from picturing the natural growth of the hair as a violent act of the body, which demands an early awareness and premature development.
Harsh words to describe such a wavy soft character like the Hair, but perhaps its legendary feel to it, conceals within its thick forest like appearance mysteriousness we haven't quite considered yet.

Have a lovely contemplative weekend you all...

19 comments:

design for mankind. said...

Wait a second--- you sketched these? SHUT UP?!

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Yes..thanksss :] *blushes*

aimee said...

these are ultra cool drawings! i love the one with the long braids.

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Thank you Aimee! much appreciated.

Jessie Cacciola said...

beautiful words and images, no matter how dark. they're beautiful. and funny, i actually just cut my hair. ;) enjoy your weekend, sweetheart! xo

Krissy said...

gorgeous sketches! have a wonderful weekend :)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Thank you all so much for the kind words!

Jessie- thanks for the lovely comment! I love to write and develop some thoughts about what I sketch.
You should post a pic of your new hair.:)
I thought of cutting mine myself, but that doesn't sound too good, I know. I'm not flexible enough anyway.

Krissy- thank you honey! You too, have a great weekend. I love your blog btw!

wow a lot of '!!!' in one message. I tend to get excited when I see your comments. hehe :]

pfoffie said...

oh my goooood!!! you even have a blog... and i knew you were Tal-ented. but i didn't knew HOW TALENTED you were... i was just a little sniffing around here and G O S H you actually do exactly that kind of art i love.

it's so GREAT AAAAHHHH i can't stop being excited... gosh you quite moved forward since the last time i was "involved" in your life :)

huuugggsss

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Renee!! ohh I'm too excited to see a comment from YOU. After all, not every day I have the chance to be complimented by GOD.
Thank you thank you thank you. I really appreciate your words.
I think I know what your style is...it's quite dark as I like it myself.
I guess the both of us are more adults now. But still weird in our own special way.;)

luv you

pflog said...

i never stoped to be weird :D i'm still the weird in person... as i tried to tell people by my current facebook-status :)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Weird and different is definitelly a good thing...otherwise you could not have been my god..

jess gonacha said...

Wow, your drawings are really lovely!! Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm glad to have found yours now!

Scatterbrain Tal said...

How nice of you Jess! :)
I still have that beautiful painting of yours on my mind.

berryberr said...

Nice blog! I just stumbled upon your blog today. Will be following it from now on!:)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Thanks Berryberr, I'll be happy to see you around.:)

please sir said...

These are great! I agree with you on hair, and what an interesting concept right? Thanks for discovering my blog!

Scatterbrain Tal said...

I feel like there's still much to talk about when it comes to hair...
thanks for the sweet words:)

♥ Tiny Red said...

i LOVE the last one!
but they're all beautiful :)

Scatterbrain Tal said...

Thanks tiny:)
Have a lovely creative week