Posts Tagged ‘HUNTERS IN THE SNOW’

INTERNATIONAL FAKE JOURNAL MONTH: WRAPPING IT ALL UP!

May 5, 2015
HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: behind the tree. copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest : it will be a copyright violation! Do not reproduce.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: behind the tree. copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest : it will be a copyright violation! Do not reproduce.

If you want a happy ending that depends , of course, on where you stop your story.
ORSON WELLES

The month of April is now over and my contribution to INTERNATIONAL FAKE JOURNAL MONTH is complete! You can travel through this image yourself HERE.

I spent this month wandering through Breugel’s Hunters in the Snow with some colored pencils and a bit of imagination. All the entries will not be posted online, but some have been chosen to make the journey obvious.

Hunters in the Snow can be viewed on Wikipedia commons, along with many other works of art. Using the zoom function, I noticed intimate details that were never apparent before. Inserting the character into each scene was amusing and made Breugel’s world a true mind-space. This month, I found a world within a world and some interesting facts through research.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: MAN DOWN! copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All Rights Reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest: This will violate copyright! Do not reproduce.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: MAN DOWN! copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All Rights Reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest: This will violate copyright! Do not reproduce.

THE LITTLE ICE AGE!
The winter of 1565 was particularly harsh. The LITTLE ICE AGE followed a period of global warming.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: along the path. copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest. It will violate copyright. Do not reproduce.

HUNTERS IN THE SNOW: along the path. copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do Not Pin on Pinterest. It will violate copyright. Do not reproduce.

THE GREAT SEIGE OF MALTA!
“Nothing is better known that the Siege of Malta.VOLTAIRE
Sorry Voltaire, but I am pretty sure this event was not covered in my high school history class. Human heads were used as cannonballs according to some sources. I would have remembered that little fact for sure. YIPES.

THE PENCIL MAKES A STAND!
Apparently 1565 marked the documentation of the pencil by CONRAD GESNER! How fitting, given the choice of pencil to sketch!

PLAGUE, ANYONE?
Breugel and Gesner both died of plague. In 1565, 25% of the population in Bergen died of this illness or cluster of illnesses. Breugel lived for 4 years after this painting was completed.

THE GOVERNOR OF THE NETHERLANDS WAS A WOMAN!
Margaret of Parma prohibited the import of cloth from London to Antwerp based on concerns that plague would be imported from England. GO MARGARET! Too bad she was a little late to the game, since mortality was high. My reading made it clear that the plague or plagues bouncing around Europe at the time are still not well understood by scientists. Some theories pose the possibility that an ebola-like illness may well have been the source of the BLACK DEATH. Apparently fleas may not have to take the whole rap!

Spending a month in this painting was a strange and compelling way to travel without luggage. The tiny booklet I chose was perfect for the amount of free time available. It was filled to completion with little sketches and notes by the end of the month. Gifting myself with new supplies was an added incentive to dig deep fast, experimenting with layered colors and simple combinations. International Fake Journal Month has proved to be a creative way to spend another April!

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INTERNATIONAL FAKE JOURNAL MONTH with ROZ STENDAHL: walking with the hunters

April 12, 2015
HUNTERS7.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

HUNTERS7.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

The theme of this year’s challenge is CONSIDERED TRUTHS.

The invented character/author of the journal participated in the STARGATE PROJECT for the government as a remote viewer in the early 1990’s. In the late 60’s, the character may also have served as a casual source for remote viewing references in the novel GRAVITY’S RAINBOW.

HUNTERS8.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

HUNTERS8.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

The character’s skill in rendering was seen as an asset to the program. She could easily prepare convincing schematics and maps. It is supposed that the character generated evidence to document that remote viewing was indeed possible in the late 60’s, spurring or supporting funding for the STARGATE PROJECT. The STARGATE PROJECT was disbanded in the mid-1990’s supposedly due to a lack of actual or reliable data. Bone up your X-files to follow this train of thought!

HUNTERS9.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

HUNTERS9.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

At this time the character lives off the grid for security purposes. Travel to major museums is not possible, so she is trying to use images on the INTERNET to travel without luggage as a remote viewer.

The painting HUNTERS IN THE SNOW by BREUGHEL displays a completely invented landscape. This place never existed, and at no time could a person have stood in position to view this scene in a literal sense.

 HUNTERS10copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.


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The author manages to insert herself into this space and begins to join in the activities of the town.

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Sometimes the clothing is a little big.

		 HUNTERS12.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.She walks around the countryside freely, wearing a coral scarf to prevent getting lost in the painting.

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HUNTERS13.copyright 2015 ELLEN WARD. All rights reserved. Do not reproduce, or pin on PINTEREST: that is violating copyright.

You can see past IFJM experiments here and here.