I finally have an idea for a mosaic but I think it may be rather difficult and I am not sure that I can draw it. So today I did a proof of concept drawing. However, the concept was not what I initially envisaged because I got carried away. It still has many details missing like suction cups. Intriguing. Also, I ran out of space.
I’ve changed the drawing since taking this photo. I tried to make the woman less busty as I don’t want to her to feel sexualised. I should probably give her some clothes then, eh? If nudity was good enough for ‘The Birth of Venus’, then the drawing is probably okay as it is. Anyway, the current version doesn’t look as good, but no matter, it will change again when I draw it on my tile backing board.
Listen to this. It is so interesting. I learnt a new word and concept today. My son said my drawing looked eldritch. Eldritch means weird, sinister or ghostly. When I looked the word up, the font of all knowledge said eldritch was associated with Lovecraftian horror. That made me feel so last century because I didn’t know what that meant either. It is a concept named after American author HP Lovecraft. Wikipedia advises me that Mr Lovecraft’s work emphasises “a philosophy of cosmicism, the idea that the reality underlying the veneer of normality is so alien that seeing it would be harmful.” In the case of my drawing, the octopus is meant to be showing comfort to a distraught woman. However, I can appreciate why the viewer might not see it that way. As I said, I got a bit carried away and the comfort factor was subsumed in my subconscious by unease. So maybe it fits after all. We will see how it evolves. Yes, we will.
I might be completely insane thinking I can mosaic this. Or maybe I already am. It is hard to know.
What do you think? Am I insane?