I’m hoping to create a spark of unexpected chemistry here, by combining two marginal, yet related art forms:

1. The garbled proto-poetry of desperate russian (they’re always russian) spammers, trying to save their precious messages from the jaws of sophisticated spam filters by inventing a language that computers can’t decipher, but we can.
2. The long, long tradition of flower painting, now sadly neglected. From roman mosaics to renaissance bouffants (with a moral punch line); from Morriss’ tangled wallpapers to Georgia O’Keeffes’ engorged celebrations.

We all love flowers, but maybe that’s the problem. . . .The archetypal symbol of aesthetic beauty (abstract art on a stick), the ultimate metaphor of inevitable decay (2nd law of thermodynamics), corny love (1st law of unimaginative courtship). . . cliché, cliché, cliché, stamped on every fading petal and swelling bud.
It’s a lost cause.
Enter the pale, skinny spammer, locked in an arms race with a small platoon of corporate coders. He/she has to pull out something special, freestyling, right-braining, pouring out this garbage that seems to me to have a weird, innocent charm about it.
As simple and life affirming as a bunch of gorgeous flowers.

(A blue-tinged version of heaven . . . see Viagra, side effects).
(Assuming the pills aren’t fake).
(Assuming they won’t sue me for copyright infringement).
(Joke).

Tags

flowers, selling, cheeky, commerce, advertising, evolution, sex, reproduction, spam, nonsense, glamourous, mangled, viagra, scanography, garbled, found poetry, text and image

Comments

  • mxsara
    mxsaraover 4 years ago

    De-eply reinvented

    mx

  • thanx mx

    – Bjondon

  • Zefira
    Zefiraover 4 years ago

    the image and your words are pure poetry

  • Thanks Zefira. (I wasn’t too sure how people would react to this one). Really pleased you like it. Should also thank the ‘PiMT and Beyond Peripheral Challenge’ for persuading me to have a third and final run at it, plus adding the cheeky ‘description’.

    – Bjondon

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