User avatarPlopp

As a serious artist, a lot of people question my integrity when it comes to certain projects. Just because I see the world in a different light, from a different angle, does not necessarily mean that my work is any less important than others working in the same field. Art is defined by interpretation; what means “life” to someone may mean “death” or possibly “tin foil” to another. It is an open world environment where anything and everything goes. It is the bag for life, full of life, packed with death.

So when it came to my current ongoing situation I decided to try something a little more obtuse. Of course I was never going to please the mass market, the traditionalists, the modernists, those with eyes. But to them I ask them one question: “when was the last time you witnessed a piece of art that really challenged you both emotionally and subconsciously?”

I give you Plopp. When you look at Plopp you could see a myriad of images. You don’t only look at Plopp though, you feel it deep within your bones. It’s a feeling sweet as a yoghurt-covered lollipop. I’ll say no more though as the scene speaks for itself.

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11 comments to Plopp

  • This is both deeply moving and deeply troubling. It raises more questions than it answers. As I finish viewing Plopp, I walk away feeling unsettled, less certain about life’s mysteries than I was before. I’m not sure if I still want my lunch. If I don’t eat it I will be asking you for a refund.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    What Plopp can give you is equal to what Plopp can take away.

    It has troubled me ever since I took this photo. In some way I think the photo took itself.

  • I think in many ways the photo wasn’t taken at all, it has always existed, like a fundamental life force.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    Or it never existed, and what we’re seeing is something else entirely. A manifestation of the sadness and worry of modern life. A pin prick of agony set against the backdrop of madness.

  • I find this picture somewhat phoned in. I mean just look at that seagull. It doesn’t even realize that the utter realism of the image would have been tenfold if he had looked to the east. T’huh.

  • But is the seagull actually in the picture, or is it really an intrinsic part of the fabric of the picture, woven into it as deeply as the colours themselves?

  • Some say that it’s not one picture but a series of very small pictures put together to resemble an image.

  • I understand that school of thought but I think it fails to account for the thematic unity of the whole.

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    I hope you can all appreciate just how famous that seagull is.

  • Is it the founding member of 80s synthpop band A Flock Of Seagulls?

  • Ian "Mac Mac Mac Mac" McIver

    As if you didn’t just look that up, but yes it is. He also pioneered the tea cosy and co founded AMSTRAD with Alan Sugar.

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