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When I was younger, the internet was younger too. I still haven't gotten used to the idea of not owning things. If I liked something, like music or art, I wanted a copy. I couldn't just know that it was available online any time I liked, and be satisfied with that. I still struggle with that, but I've gotten better, only because I have refined the qualifications for the kind of stuff I need to keep. I haven't gotten less protective, only more selective.

When I was in college, I used to spend hours searching for art I liked, images, or screen savers and saving them to a folder. I browsed through poster websites and image searches, mostly. Now, the folder has been culled many times, and much of the stuff I saved has been deleted, because it was trash.

A few pieces remain from those searches. This is one of them. The artist is called IEMZA, who apparently does street art. I have no context for this piece, but it does not appear to be "street art" like graffiti, but maybe more "street art" as in done outside, in public.

That was all I knew when I saved this piece. I don't remember where I found it. I like this kind of futuristic scene that is slightly depressing, yet somehow optimistic. The gray, cloudy background is gloomy and isolating and the messy lines on the craft somehow suggest the deterioration of the material there. Yet, the bubble where the operator sits is bright, like it has its own sky inside. And it's a giant yellow bird craft. Humans have always wanted to fly.

I like the geometric, hard angles. If this type of drawing has a genre name, I think it would be that type of art that is my favorite. It strikes me as unusual that I still like it, even after all this time.

More on the artist: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/02/the-street-art-and-drawings-of-iemza/

Date: 2015-07-01 07:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] againstathorn.livejournal.com
This is a really nice graphic. I enjoy the little rivets throughout the wings. The two air baloons really balance out thr composition, and their rounded shape compliments the cockpit of the aero-bird.

Date: 2015-07-02 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kilobot8.livejournal.com
I hadn't figured out what I thought about the balloons yet :) It does balance it nicely.

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