Sunday, September 18, 2005


"Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers"
-Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

When I am dead and over me bright April shakes out her rain-drenched hair, though you should lean above me broken-hearted, I shall not care. I shall have peace, as leafy trees are peaceful when rain bends down the bough; and I shall be more silent and cold-hearted than you are now.
-Suicide note to her lover who left her. Sara Teasdale, poet, d. 1933

One more Unfortunate
Weary of breath
Rashly importunate,
Gone to her death.
Mad from life's history,
Glad to death's mystery
Swift to be hurl'd—
Anywhere, anywhere
Out of the world.
-The Bridge of Sighs by Thomas Hood

"No More Games. No More Bombs. No More Walking. No More Fun."
-Hunter S. Thompson

“Ah! mon ami, je m'en vais enfin de ce monde, où il faut que le coeur se brise ou se bronze.”
- Nicolas Chamfort, French writer, d. 1794


At September 18, 2005 7:56 PM, Blogger Anonymous said...

I can think of far more creative ways of committing suicide! };-}

At September 18, 2005 8:58 PM, Blogger JacqueLynn said...

Interesting illustration, that the blood and tub are almost the last thing I looked at. It was almost like I was looking at a still life of a bathroom and then realized, what had happened. ALmost as if I had come in, not knowing anything was wrong and then discovered it, and now I know there is a problem, and I know what will be behind the curtain, but I still have not pulled the curtain yet. I think this was a very interesting way of putting this illustration together, very smart to not make the blood and razor the focal point. I think this was a very smart composition, almost like telling a mystery story. Very well done.

At September 18, 2005 9:37 PM, Blogger Toni said...

I also did not notice at first the blood in the tub and razor. I couldn't figure out why your quotes were about suicide when at first all i saw was a bathroom then took another look and saw the tub.

Very good.

At September 18, 2005 9:39 PM, Blogger kg said...

technically well-done, conceptually disturbing. the quotes / poems add depth to the illo.

At September 19, 2005 1:02 AM, Blogger gabriel said...

great illo! great!

At September 19, 2005 5:45 AM, Blogger miss sam duffy said...

i like this!

At September 19, 2005 7:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if a double-decker bus
Crashes into us
To die by your side
Is such a heavenly way to die
And if a ten-ton truck
Kills the both of us
To die by your side
Well, the pleasure - the privilege is mine

The Smiths

That's more like the way I'd like to go out.

Very nice illo.


At September 19, 2005 5:23 PM, Blogger carla said...

What a jarring juxtapositioning of text and image! It's strange hour suicide can be romaticized, but it comes down to someone finding a loved one in a tub of bloody water, or something as horrific. Your illustration has an eerie calm to Jacque said...the eye sees a bathroom and perhaps thinks..yes, escape to the bathroom...and then it sees the bit of bloody water and razor. Gruesome, but most excellent!

At September 19, 2005 5:56 PM, Blogger Ray Dillon said...

Eeek! That's creepy. :o(

Well done, though. Really subtle. I almost looked over it, thinking it was just a tranquil bathroom scene. The calming overall purple and stillness. I think that made it even more disturbing when I did realize it.

Good job

At September 24, 2005 11:32 PM, Blogger The Whippy Curly Tails said... your style...great IF!

At September 26, 2005 12:26 AM, Blogger weehoon said...

staring at your work for long, like a crime scene that i have to pick up some clue for this mysterious escape... as if somthing me & the world should realise...

At September 27, 2005 11:10 AM, Blogger holly said...

i love the water color!! very nice!!

At September 29, 2005 10:36 PM, Blogger Catnapping said...

you did a great job on this. as the other posters commented...i didn't see the blood at first.

very effective.



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