I’m quite happy with how this picture turned out, mostly because of the explanation I got when I presented it to the other Gentlemen. Someone mentioned matter-of-factly what was happening in the picture, at which point an entire discussion occured regarding what everyone else thought was going on. No two people had the same answer and that was exactly what I wanted out of this. So please, if you enjoy this piece, feel free to post your first thoughts on what you believe is happening in this picture. Doesn’t have to be epic or poetic, I just really love to hear the story that people come up with in their heads when they look at this.
So, now that there are at least a couple posts, I’ll go ahead and give my thoughts on this picture.
In my version, this was the dirigible Captain’s mistress and he was floating away from her to head back home. She reclines nude at the window (a reminder of what he’s leaving behind) with his goggles, a small reminder of him, and dreams of the next time their paths cross again.
So that’s my version, and it was Gentleman Lee mentioning that she was a cat burglar of some kind and was escaping from the dirigible that made me first realize that people saw this piece completely different. Another friend mentioned that she was the Captain of the vessel above her and was relaxing having just returned from some far off land. Little details like whether or not she’s nude or wearing a bodysuit, coming or going, at home or breaking and entering… everyone seems to see their versions of these details as fact. I’m sure there’s some sort of meaning behind what people see in this piece, however I’ll leave that analysis to others.
If anyone else has any other thoughts or stories on what’s happening here, please feel free to continue posting. I love to read them.