Bedford Ramblings
Steve Mills

Now this art makes me queasy

Posted Monday, August 18, 2008, at 7:54 AM
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  • I don't think a fear of heights is unusual -- I think it's a form of self-preservation! But then, maybe that's because I have a fear of heights.

    I've seen this artist's work before. There's a French term for it that means "fool the eye." in this case, I think it fools the stomach, too.

    -- Posted by MotherMayhem on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 9:03 AM
  • I have one for a smoker's lounge. It is a ceiling painted as if you are in a grave looking up at people looking down at you. Thought provoking to say the least!

    -- Posted by stevemills on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 9:39 AM
  • Steve, I don't really have a fear of heights, but looking at this picture does make my stomach feel like it's in my throat. It's very neat though! I wouldn't mind having my bedroom painted as a picture of some sort! Thanks for sharing!!

    -- Posted by candasons07 on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 9:45 AM
  • MotherMayhem - It's Trompe L'oeil, the French term for that kind of art.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 11:10 AM
  • I have received that picture in an e-mail also. There are some real artists out there.

    -- Posted by bettyhbrown on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 7:06 PM
  • I have a fear of heights,too but that picture just reminded me of my bath after a plumbing leak rotted my floor out.

    (As they have no shower curtain,I expect these homeowners suffered a similar occurrence.)

    What scares me is that I blithely assumed I could step from tub to sink to toilet - or just do my business over the threshold,wash up in the tub and never go in any further.

    BTW,what is that dark,squiggly thing among the clouds- a baby air kraken?

    -- Posted by quantumcat on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 7:28 PM
  • Looks kind of like a kite to me. Maybe that artist has a sense of humor. Kind of like your doing your business over a neighborhood or something.

    -- Posted by Thom on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 8:36 PM
  • I thought it was a person falling - the dark shape in the picture.

    -- Posted by cfrich on Mon, Aug 18, 2008, at 10:26 PM
  • You know, it does look like it now. One of those blue-shirt and tie wearing office types. Ok, the artist's humor isn't as neat as I was thinking. Otherwise that person would have their pants down...not like you could see anything anyway.

    -- Posted by Thom on Tue, Aug 19, 2008, at 12:04 AM
  • It is a person. I had to reduce it to meet blog standards. You have it dead on Thom.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 19, 2008, at 2:43 PM
  • I love this kind of art. One of my favorites is a bridge in Fredrick, Maryland. The link below shows several examples of this genre. If I could find an artist that would work for a reasonable remuneration maybe I could turn my old house into a mansion with just a little paint.:)


    -- Posted by devan on Sat, Aug 23, 2008, at 9:51 AM
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