Friday, February 16, 2007

memories of a dog woman


I recently read 'King Solomon's Mines'...Which I didn't like.
This is an illustration of one of the characters.
Those who know the book, may know the character.
Those who don't, should read something else anyway.

17 comments:

LuisNCT said...

looks creepy

Elliot said...

Try King Solomon's Wines.
A much fruitier read.

limbolo said...

What's that you say, Perkins?

Marcos Mateu said...

Nice, elegant and powerful. Beautiful hand.

limbolo said...

Thank you, Marcos.
Brindis... Perhaps we can split a bottle of King Solomon's Rioja one day...

AnneMarie said...

Hi Neil,
It was lovely to see work in process and it's even more striking finished.Congrats! AnneMarie

limbolo said...

Hello Annmarie,
Thanks... What you saw is what happened to it after I finished. But then nothing's ever really finished. Not around here anyway.

alberto mielgo said...

I can read a book If I don't like it.
The colors are fantastic and flat. (values that I like )
See you this week!

limbolo said...

I think you mean 'can't' El Al....?

Normally me too. But it's quite a short book. And I put myself through it because it's an important one in the history of popular narratives.
HAGGARD's colonial attitudes are now out of fashion but the 'hero's quest' form of the story is one of our contemporary ideologies...Perhaps THE ideology of the West today.

alberto mielgo said...

That's what I meant, sorry. "Can't"
Is this quest a rich man with girls ?

Ushuaia said...

Oww... What a blue. Makes me wonder what Yves Klein could have come up with had he been working with computers.
Cheers.

limbolo said...

Ush,
Well, the blue is heat... Of course one cannot print it. And therefore cannot 'keep' it. It is a sensual illusion. The little drawing is 'mine' but the blue is not...

Ushuaia said...

Limbolo,
Some might argue that anything sensual is an illusion... Yes, that blue is hot.
Cheers.

dodos said...

I know i read the book many years ago; i cannot remember plot or characters though- is it serious, doctor? :-)

These little "drops" of white are fascinating...

limbolo said...

There was a TV documentary on Rider Haggard over Xmas. There were several talking heads on view. One among them was Eko Eshun, editor and critic, who is of African origin. He pointed out that KING SOLOMON"S MINES contains only 2 kinds of Africans, viz: nobles and savages. True, but they are doing marginally better than the white men - who come in only one kind -'reliable chaps'. They can, however, be differentiated by their shape. There is a thin one, a fat one, a tall one and so on.
So, Dodos, if you can't remember much of them it is probably because there is little to remember. The plot is the usual thing.... Perhaps the only thing.

Michael G Clark said...

Its gagool isin't it (not google as I nearly wrote)?

That's a freaky character and captured so well in your illustration. I haven't read the book since school but remember being creeped out by her.

I like the blue, its really blue!

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