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Collage’s Theater of the Senses

Five windows light the cavern’d Man; thro’ one he breathes the air;
Thro’ one, hears music of the spheres; thro’ one, the eternal vine
Flourishes, that he may recieve the grapes; thro’ one can look.
And see small portions of the eternal world that ever groweth;
Thro’ one, himself pass out what time he please, but he will not;
For stolen joys are sweet, & bread eaten in secret pleasant.

–from Europe: A Prophecy (1794) by William Blake (1757-1827), visionary artist and poet

Theater of the Senses (2012). Digital collage created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.

(All artwork, descriptions, & other text (except for quotations) created & copyright © by Eric Edelman. All rights reserved.)

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  • David May 8, 2012, 12:50 pm

    Here is my entry for this week.

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 4:01 am

      Thanks for the link, David.

  • zongrik May 8, 2012, 12:58 pm

    this seems very Monty Pythonish to me :)

    the Linky doesn’t seem to be working???

    spring haiku and tanka

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 4:00 am

      The linky is working just fine. Many have commented that my collages remind them of Monty Python visuals. That’s because Terry Gilliam & I are both inspired by the same things: wood engravings, Surrealism, and early films.

  • Meri May 8, 2012, 1:16 pm

    Here’s my contribution called “Home at Last.”

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 4:07 am

      Thanks for the link, Meri.

  • posh--linky May 8, 2012, 1:38 pm

    Happy WW!

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 4:05 am

      Hope you had a happy WW also!

  • lisa May 8, 2012, 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing all the great pics!

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 4:03 am

      Thank you, Lisa!

  • Rhonda May 8, 2012, 2:05 pm

    Something really pleasing about this one, although I can’t identify taste.

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:56 am

      Thanks, Rhonda! It’s very kind of you to say so.

  • Sleep Wins! w/LINKY May 8, 2012, 2:32 pm

    So cool!! Thanks for hosting :)

    Brandi

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:54 am

      Thanks, Brandi! My pleasure–thanks for visiting!

  • Theresa May 8, 2012, 2:41 pm

    I really like this collage! I don’t know why, but I think it’s my favorite one yet!

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:53 am

      Thanks very much, Theresa! I’m glad that you enjoy it.

  • kewkew May 8, 2012, 2:49 pm

    Love that tree.

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:50 am

      Thanks. I’m glad you like it.

  • Celebrate Woman May 8, 2012, 3:04 pm

    Celebrate Woman {Linky}

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:50 am

      Thanks for the WW link.

  • bethere2day **LINKY** May 8, 2012, 3:35 pm

    Beautiful I love it :-)

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:11 pm

      Thanks very much, Steve!

  • Create With Joy May 8, 2012, 3:50 pm

    Love your art as always!
    Thanks for exploring my blog – I appreciate your feedback on the Klout article & am delighted to add you to my Klout list! :-)

    Happy WW to you! :-)

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:10 pm

      Thanks very much! I appreciate your kind words.

  • Dave Keller @ Dave's Life May 8, 2012, 4:04 pm

    A very reflective collage. It is definitely something to ponder for periods of time on end. Happy Wordless Wednesday!

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:07 pm

      Thanks, Dave! Have a great WW>

  • Mom Caboodle w/Linky May 8, 2012, 4:21 pm
    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:06 pm

      Thanks for the link.

  • alissa apel May 8, 2012, 4:26 pm

    The senses are so important.

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:04 pm

      Indeed they are: they’re the windows that light the “cavern’d Man,” allowing us to interact with the world outside ourselves.

  • claire May 8, 2012, 4:39 pm

    Thanks for hosting,happy WW :)

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 12:52 pm

      You’re welcome. Have a great WW.

  • Gloria May 8, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Spring seems to waken the senses after the full and lenghty grayness of winter. Great collage!

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 12:51 pm

      Thanks! Yes, springtime is a season of sensory delights.

  • Royalegacy May 8, 2012, 5:10 pm

    Interesting tree.

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 12:47 pm

      Thanks, it was fun to work on.

  • momto8blog May 8, 2012, 5:30 pm

    pretty good stuff!

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 12:40 pm

      Thanks, glad you like it!

  • Homemade Pecan Turtles {Linky!} May 8, 2012, 6:20 pm

    Very interesting! I would not want to be the man flying on that pole though lol. He looks like he could care less.

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 11:05 am

      Thanks. The original illustration was from a 19th-century book of “after-dinner table science,” and showed a boy attempting to climb a greased pole. I turned him sideways for compositional reasons.

  • Flower Power, w/Linky! May 8, 2012, 6:49 pm

    nice!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 11:54 pm

      Thank you!

  • Is that sharing? (LINKY) May 8, 2012, 6:55 pm

    Great image!!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 11:09 pm

      Thanks!

  • Catch My Words May 8, 2012, 7:05 pm

    I like your style. :)

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 11:04 pm

      Thanks so much, Joyce!

  • Trees (linky) May 8, 2012, 7:17 pm

    Happy WW!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 11:03 pm

      And to you as well!

  • princesscj haven w/linky May 8, 2012, 7:45 pm

    Visiting from WW… :)

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 10:49 pm

      Happy WW.

  • lovelytwitz w/linky May 8, 2012, 7:47 pm

    nice post… visiting you from WW.. :)

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 10:42 pm

      Thanks for your visit and your kind comment!

  • Yvonne May 8, 2012, 7:50 pm

    That’s beautiful!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 10:38 pm

      Thanks, Yvonne!

  • Lisa May 8, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Happy WW!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 10:36 pm

      Happy WW!

  • What is a mom w/linky May 8, 2012, 8:11 pm

    Beautifully done!

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 10:35 pm

      Thanks very much!

  • EdT. May 8, 2012, 8:31 pm

    Nice – I am especially drawn to that tree!

    Happy WW!
    ~EdT.

    • Eric Edelman May 8, 2012, 8:39 pm

      Thanks very much! I’m glad that you like it.

  • NCSue May 8, 2012, 9:16 pm

    Thanks for hosting!

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:46 am

      Thanks! And thanks for your visit.

  • beatingheartbaby /linky May 8, 2012, 9:26 pm

    visiting from WW.

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:45 am

      Happy WW! Thanks for your visit.

  • juiceboxtoday w/linky May 8, 2012, 9:28 pm

    nice to be here… visiting from WW. :)

  • jessica @peekababy May 8, 2012, 11:25 pm

    i imagine william blake would’ve appreciated those rainbows :)

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:44 am

      Thanks. Jessica. That has to rank as one of the nicest compliments I’ve ever received about my collage work.

  • Cafe au lait May 9, 2012, 12:34 am

    Beautiful image. Have a great WW.

    My entry.

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:42 am

      Thanks! I hope yours was also great.

  • BruNo (C.A.T.) May 9, 2012, 12:54 am

    That’s another great artwork. And just like what EdT. said above, the colors of the tree really catch my eyes.

    Have a great WW! :)

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:25 am

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your kind comment. The tree was fun to work on, and surprised me a bit by the way its colors “popped.”

  • Simply Delicious May 9, 2012, 3:39 am

    Nice image. Happy WW!

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 3:23 am

      Thanks! I hope your WW was great.

  • Debra Anne May 9, 2012, 4:20 am

    Happy Wordless Wednesday…not only a little closer to the weekend, but a little treat a give myself each week. Thanks for hosting 😉

    LOVE your art!!

    http://www.thegipsyintheparlour.com/2012/05/wordless-wednesday-walk-in-forest.html

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 2:53 am

      Thanks very much, Debra Anne!

  • Daryl May 9, 2012, 4:37 am

    happy WW

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 12:34 am

      Happy WW, Daryl.

  • Daryl - My Eyes May 9, 2012, 4:39 am

    seriously, one cannot say Happy WW more than once?

    • Eric Edelman May 10, 2012, 2:52 am

      Of course not. Happy WW, again.

  • Helen May 9, 2012, 8:53 am

    I really like the layout and symmetry of this one. I’m a sucker for an even layout!

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:54 pm

      Thanks very much, Helen. I love even layouts very much, but always need to remember that I should break them up with just a touch of the asymmetric.

  • Pearlsa May 9, 2012, 10:43 am

    Happy WW

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:37 pm

      Thanks, Pearlsa; hope your WW is great.

  • Melanie's Crazy Life May 9, 2012, 11:56 am

    Great piece of work. I love the vintage feel of this piece. Happy Wordless Wednesday.

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:35 pm

      Thanks, Melanie. The vintage feel is probably due to the wood engravings, which is one of the many reasons I love using them in my work.

  • Megan@MondayMorningMusings May 9, 2012, 12:41 pm

    Very cool!

    • Eric Edelman May 9, 2012, 1:19 pm

      Thanks, Megan!

  • Carly May 9, 2012, 2:09 pm

    Didn’t expect William Blake. What a pleasant surprise!

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