Tea Time


Joined September 2008

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*Time for tea
Or tea for time
Is what you see
This art and rhyme

See what is there
See what is not
Fill in the chair
With memories thought

Surreal yes,
Yet real too
For you to guess
Which one is true

See with your mind
And not your eyes
And you may find
Hidden surprise

Teapot for Mum
Wonder for all
Let it become
Your own recall*

This is a multimedia artwork that was inspired by my mother, and made for her for Mother’s Day. My mother has been collecting teapots for decades, and has quite a collection of very unique and unusual teapots to be found anywhere else. She also has her Master’s degree in Psychology, with special emphasis on child development and geriatrics.

This artwork was done with those things about her in mind, and has many other hidden components that will be recognized only by her. There are also many general components for all when viewing, which I will describe below.

First, now that you have already viewed the artwork, is a psychological component. You may have asked yourself… ‘Where are the people at this tea serving?’ and that is the point. When you viewed the artwork, without your conscious thought being involved, your mind seated people on the stools, as well as the person pouring the tea. This psychological ‘replacement’ is unique for each person viewing the artwork, dependent on their own unique set of life experiences and the people that have passed through their lives. This component makes the artwork wonderfully unique to each viewer, as each viewer themselves, become an unconscious component of the artwork itself.

This component of the artwork is a tribute to my Mum’s work in her field.

Next, is a magical play on the old phrase ‘Tea Time’. Time for tea and tea for time, which represents the cyclic nature of a daily habit that gives structure, comfort, and stability to ones life. This cycle goes on repeatedly each day, and unending through life, which is represented by the vanishing point perspective of the floor tiles, as well as, the reiterations of the clocks being poured from the teapot.

The other components of the artwork are known only to my Mum, and I will let your own imaginations venture to determine what those things may be… I know… more psychology! That is why the artwork was made as a surrealistic piece, as the mind and the thoughts that it generates is the most surrealistic artwork of all!

The artwork has a bit of everything. There are 24 separate Incendia fractals that were created from scratch using my own textures that I created in Photoshop. The background image was created in POV-Ray from my own programming. The border was created in Photoshop.

The original is 4800 × 4800 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. I have included a few detail cutaways below so you can see the detail. The detail cutaways are at 50% of the original size of the artwork.

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