Thursday, 25 April 2013

The Art of Ashley

Ashley Lily Scarlett, who blogs as Syncopated Eyeball, is in my opinion a most talented artist, using photography and the nuances of light and her vision and her talent with poster paints and make-up to create images that could grace the walls of any art gallery.

I have her permission to show a dozen images, choosing on this occasion to concentrate on her depictions of the face. I could easily have chosen a different dozen. It was tough making a choice. Maybe she will let me show examples from another theme another time.

All images taken by and copyright of Ashley Lily Scarlett. Please do not reproduce any without her permission.













Thanks Ashley

24 comments:

  1. Wow

    I need to think about (most of) these

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  2. I'd have chosen others, but you are right: A remarkable artist.
    Good on you, Andrew.

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  3. So our taste differs while our taste agrees Sean. I nearly did choose others.

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  4. Ah, I think not seldom I do 'sound' impolite. I wish I would not.
    I know: Not seldom I should just shut up. Obviously. :)

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  5. Very interesting interpretations of what it is to be Humam!

    Thank you for showpeiecing her work. She is a very talented lady :-)

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  6. I'm very impressed with the ones you've chosen to show and now I've been by to visit and see even more. Ashley is indeed very talented and quirky too. I like that.

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  7. Fascinating. Now I will go and visit. Thank you for showcasing her work, and for the link.

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  8. What it means to be human...Ain't an easy job, I'm telling you!

    I can associate with the feelings expressed by each one of those fabulous Ashley's photos, artworks, masks, posters...Whatever!!!

    For years, I've had 4 wooden face sculptures on my walls: Peace / Sadness / Enigma / Sardonic Laughter.

    All together, they're a lot more Claude than the official family photos taken by the camera.

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  9. I'm not sure about them Andrew... but I keep coming back to look at them again which means that I suppose I am intrigued. Artists will probably prefer to intrigue you than simply please you!

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  10. Afraid these leave me abs stone cold. Such is taste.

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  11. Since you are an ex whisky chemist Calum, I'd say to you that my preferred taste is a complex mixture of rich and deep dark smokey flavours with slippery sweet undertones and a long and lingering finish to ponder. But then I recall that as an ex whisky chemist you have expressed a view that much rubbish is talked about whisky (if I remember your view correctly)

    Thanks for the comments everybody. Art is in the syncopated eye of the beholder, but give me an Ashley Lily Scarlett before a bleedin' Tracey E.... (nope can't bring myself to say her name) any day.

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  12. @Andrew - thanks very much for doing this. :) I should point out that the first two images here are my sister Kerry and that she did that fantastic make-up, not me.

    @Anonymous - I'm glad to have been thought-provoking.

    @Sean - Thanks for the compliment. If you'd like to choose some to post on your blog just let me know.

    @Cherie - Thank you, not all my work is as full on as this.
    Just a fair bit of it.

    @Elephant's Child - Hello! I think you are in Australia too, aren't you?
    I've seen you both here and at Daisy Fae's.
    Happy to fascinate!

    @Claude - thank you, I'm happy you relate to them.

    @Craig - that's kind of what Andrew used to say. And yes, I'm happy with 'intrigued'.

    @Calum - I do not like 'yes men' so your honesty is appreciated.

    @Andrew - Thanks again, Andrew, for doing this. It's very interesting for me to hear all these opinions from people who might not otherwise have even seen any of my work.

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  13. Ah yes, re your dear sister, but the subtle light caught in that first image is what attracted me most about it, actually.

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  14. and I think some the ones I almost used of your own paint plastered face would have chilled Calum even more :)

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  15. some of my favorites! nice to see them collected here!

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  16. I showed them to my Dear Dulcinea, who rarely bothers with what I get up to online (or in print, or anywhere else for that matter, come to think of it...) but anyway, as I scrolled down the images she frowned in puzzlement, then frowned some more... then when we reached No. 5 she declared. "What the hell is that?" Then the show continued, until at the end she pronounced, "Weird, but I don't much like them." Ah... but that's just after a first look. I had not told her that I liked them, just asked, "What do you think of these?" So then she asked me if I liked them, to which I said, "Very much!", which she thought about for a moment then said, "That doesn't surprise me." Ah... But... Now it is disturbing me deeply that my Lady seems most similar to Calum... That is disturbing me very, very deeply... She is sleeping peacefully all curled up by my side, and I am awake and disturbed.

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  17. If I were you, it would disturb me a lot more if the Lady thought she had some affinities with some of them.

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  18. You have a point there Claude, although Nos. 8 and 11 are very comforting. It is good to know that they are there in Ashley's mix.

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  19. Oh and 7 and 12 too; but although the others are wonderful images, I am kind of glad that they come from far away in Australia :) I am tempted to start a caption competition for a few of them. For example, for No 10: "Ok dear, ok... we'll do what you want instead." and for No. 9: "Well it's an idea my dear, but it might get us into trouble..."

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  20. Besides her obvious creative talents, I am always incredibly impressed by the 'details' that S.E. picks up on... she creates entire worlds from lines in the pavement... the reflections in a window... things most of us pass by every day without notice. And she does this with only a phone camera... which is to say I don't know how she does it all.

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  21. Hello Chap who makes mess with ink... Yes, she finds things of interest where others see nothing.

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  22. Oh my goodness! I'm smiling away over here. :)
    Chuckling even. :D

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  23. Smiling and chuckling?

    Careful now... that could be habit forming, then where would we go to find our disturbing images eh?

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  24. Syncopated Eyeball2 May 2013 at 22:41

    Don't you worry, Andrew, I'm capable of making disturbing images even when I'm smiling... In fact making disturbing images makes me smile.

    Oh, and Daisy Fae and Robert up there: thanks for your support and compliments. :)

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