Alaskan Artist - Elise Tomlinson
Home Artist Blog About Me Life in Alaska Purchase Site Index Speak
Home » Archives » February 2005 » The Writing on the Wall

[Previous entry: "Ellen MacArthur is my Hero!"] [Next entry: "An interesting day"]

02/10/2005: "The Writing on the Wall"

As anyone with long hair knows, after you wash it you have to squeeze out all the excess water, usually losing a couple strands to the cause. I normally put the strands on one of the shower walls where they turn into abstract drawings in the "blind contour" tradition. Today's hair abstraction looked *a lot* like an Egon Schiele drawing. The photo on the right is from my shower stall (lousy photo sorry) but I do believe there is a resemblance, no?

schiele (38k image) hair drawing (26k image)

Replies: 9 Comments

on Friday, February 11th, Markus Barca said

That how I look right before I get out of bed in the morning - except I'm usually wearing clothes. :crazy:

on Friday, February 11th, Elise said

Yah, I'm feeling a little like he looks this morning as well... :O

on Friday, February 11th, Marja-Leena said

Hair art - the newest form of installation art?! Might be something there...

on Friday, February 11th, RR said

There is a resemblance, yes. My hair is getting long, I have two teenage daughters both with long hair,.....result - v slow draining showers!! Now if I could persuade them to do a bit of shower wall art it wouldn't be me who has to clean the drain all the time - and we could do texture! :blush: Thanks Elise

on Friday, February 11th, Elise said

You know Marja-Leena, I know you were probably joiking but I was thinking about that actually.

Not an installation, but that I could spray adhesive on a sheet of paper to transfer the “drawings”. I don’t manipulate them at all, I just stick the strands onto the wall and sometimes it looks like something and sometimes not, then once or twice a week I scrub down the wall and start over. Probably sounds strange but I see art everywhere…it’s inescapable.

And RR, if you get your daughters to make some, be sure to send a photo :P

on Friday, February 11th, Jonathan said

Look about as closer as this:

Image Hosted by

on Friday, February 11th, Elise said

Hmmm Jonathan, I'm not sure how to take that?

on Friday, February 11th, holly said

LOL! Forget the inkblots, Elise has the Rorschach hair test!
(and that Schiele looks like a flippin' zombie)

on Friday, February 11th, Elise said

I never thought of the connection between Schiele and zombies before but that explains why I'm so drawn to his work!