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  • Ending today: bidding on The Animometer
    by Geoffrey | November 16th, 2009 |
    The Animometer

    A quick note: over at the IAF Auctions website, bidding ends today for what is probably my personal favorite piece in our current auction, “The Animometer” by the incredibly talented Carisa Swenson. The piece is one of many beautiful objects up for auction at the moment, each of which is based on a short story in Interfictions 2 – in this case, Jeffrey Ford’s “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper”. The piece is “mixed media art made with antique pocket watch, acrylic paint, magnets, chain, steel wire, brad, jewelry bead, paper, illustration board”, and the artist describes her creation thus:

    The inspiration for this piece arose from a short story within “The War Between Heaven and Hell Wallpaper” – a woman realizes that her actions throughout the day directly influence whether the angelic or demonic army make headway in the eternal battle being played out daily on the walls of her bedroom. The woman eventually empathizes with the forces of Hell as they are reduced to occupying a tiny space of wall, facing annihilation at the point of angels’ spears, and begins doing little things each day to help the demons gain ground. Using a pocket watch shell seemed an appropriate fit for the piece, as it evokes the passage of time. Our thoughts, emotions and body are constantly changing, and what we idealized in our youth may be scoffed at or frowned upon with the advent of age, and vice versa. This piece does not advocate for one side or the other, but allows the owner to reflect upon the nature of our actions, and how often our decisions may appear clear to us, but upon closer inspection actually lead to consequences that are farther away from what we intended.

    I was struck by a number of the many other brilliant pieces in the auction – such as Wendy Ellertson’s “Je Me Souviens” (inspired by “The Long and the Short of Long-Term Memory” by Cecil Castelucci), Kendra Tornheim’s “Shatterglass Datakey” (inspired by Shira Lipkin’s “Valentines”) and C. Jane Washburn’s delightfully creepy “The Child Empress of Mars” (inspired by the short story of the same name by Theodora Goss) – but I’ve always been a huge sucker for compasses, so “The Animometer” really knocked my socks off.

    I wouldn’t ordinarily be blogging this (in an admittedly selfish attempt to snag it myself), but as I’m currently paying off my wedding… The bidding started at $49 and is currently up over $250, so if you want it, go bid! Even if you can’t, might I suggest you drop a comment on the piece’s blog post and let Ms. Swenson know what an awesome job she did!

    Speaking of comments… What are your favorite pieces in the auction?

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    One Response to “Ending today: bidding on The Animometer”

    1. Ellen Kushner Says:

      “I wouldn’t ordinarily be blogging this”

      Yeah, sure, Geoff – we know you just want to score a free book by blogging about the auction!

      Or did you want someone to get you this as a last-minute wedding present….? ;)

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