|A hostile take-over - featuring Somnee, Barney, Bubbles, |
Tipple, Vortex and other strange tangle-type things
|Rise of the rusted Flux|
Somnee reminds me of this weird tracing toy I had as a child. It involved pieces of plastic in a strange grid formation that allowed you to place a pencil in one end and pass a pointer on the other over an image and it would copy it, as if by magic, to another paper. It never worked that well - magic rarely does.
I liked the first tile I created with it - it was fun to draw. But it looks disturbing. Like a sinister futuristic world where familiar things are now accessed via metallic pathways. It looks like the kind of dream I'm pleased to wake from. I decided to rectify things with a second tile. Where nature makes a come-back, in the form of a big bushy Flux. Up from the wreckage grows hope. And I like the look of this one far more.
It seems that while I love Somnee I've got to take care not to use too much of it. Tangles can be a bit like food - just because you like something doesn't mean it will taste good everywhere. Smoked paprika on a cupcake? Custard on a pizza? No, I don't think so either!