"Doorpick"

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"Quickly today, what's apparently the second collage of the Jasper series has popped up, or at least a draft of this collage. Hucka D.? Ready?"

Hucka D.:

We are obviously in the Newborough Forest or Warren now, and with Jasper the Crow or Jasper the Rook or Jasper the Raven.

bb:

By this you mean the raven to the left in the collage.

Hucka D.:

Yes. Now what does Jasper continue to speak with you about?

bb:

I think it might be other responsibilities outside of the virtual reality of Second Life. The responsibilities of other, creative projects that can't take place in SL... don't have a gallery for those kind of exhibits.

Hucka D.:

Correct. That's why the hatted eyeball looms so large inside the forest, in its center perhaps. But where is the door back from virtual reality? Crouching Baker here seems to be attempting to pick the door separating the two, but, foolishly perhaps, attempts to pick the doorknob instead of the actual keyhole. Standing Baker is looking *toward* this keyhole, but his direct vision is blocked by a tree. The keyhole is actually in the middle of the giant eye... it substitutes for its pupil. It is the pupil. This is a simple yet effect collage for conveying a certain meaning, baker b.

bb:

We should explain that both of the identical humans in the picture are me, baker b. Both are edited out of Edna's photographs of a place called Korner's Folly in Kernersville, NC.

Hucka D.:

I've seen them in your collages before, I believe.

bb:

Yes, they first appear in collage #10 of the Greenup series. Both what I call Crouching Baker and Standing Baker are there. They reappear, then in collages 14, 15, and 16 of that series. It seems relevant to say here that 10-11 and 15-16 are those animation collages I'm so fond of, and which reappear around every 4th collage of the overall 10x10. Dormant in the subsequent Rose Hill series, Crouching and Standing Baker make their next appearance in the Yale series, and yet again in animation related collages. This would be the 6th collage of that series.

Then both make a sort of cameo in both Newton 08 and Oblong 01, along with a lot of other images from the 10x10. They also do not appear in the Hidalgo series just completed, nor the Wheeler series.

Hucka D.:

They seems to be attached to the concept of "diamonds" in these pictures a lot. Like the present one.

bb:

When they first show up, in Greenup 10, they are physically positioned within, or symbolically within The Diamonds restaurant in Gray Summit, Missouri. The setting is not exactly this restaurant, but the association is understood in the series, since in the previous collage the actual restaurant is shown from a distance, albeit in a surreal location [top of a Lake District summit]. I'm going to log into SL, Hucka D., and take a closer look at those collages at the Otherland Gallery.

Hucka D.:

OK.

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bb:

Alright I've looked over all of those. Actually, I didn't see either of these two Bakers in Oblong 01, so the most complex or most dense collage they appear in is Newton 08.

Hucka D.:

Time for a 10x10 Lexicon, my friend baker b.

bb:

I suppose so. But the only picture the Bakers actually appear *together* are Greenup 10 and Newton 08, and, now, Jasper 02. Of these only Greenup 10 is a so-called animation collage. [incorrect: they appear together in the animation collage Yale 06]

Hucka D.:

I noticed in looking through your eyes just a minute ago at the gallery collages, or was reminded, that the eyeball man that is later identified with a Resident first appears in Greenup 11, the animation twin of Greenup 10. What does this figure stand for?... obviously the Crouching and Standing Bakers stand for the collage artist himself... you.

bb:

Well... I think that's the thing we can't really talk about in a great deal of detail here, Hucka D. But it's [delete name], obviously, to a large extent anyway.

Hucka D.:

Just saying the name makes me almost faint! So what's he doing here in this new collage?

bb:

Well, like I said, I think he or it represents something beyond SL right now. The door referred to in the collage is the door back to reality. Trouble is, the Bakers don't seem to know where the keyhole is... it's the same as the pupil of the Resident. They can't see it for some reason.

Hucka D.:

It's the door beyond the 10x10.

bb:

Maybe.

Hucka D.:

The diamond willow stick that weaves through the trees is both a pencil filled with graphite and a diamond, like a record player needle. Groovy.

bb:

Walking stick, again, like the insect. Both found, syncily, in a search for "The Diamonds" and "Missouri."

Hucka D.:

But Crouching Baker seems to be using the stick in a faulty way here. Or -- maybe -- a sneaky way. Maybe he's actually getting the work he needs to get done *done*.

bb:

Well, I'm at least getting collages done, Hucka D.

Hucka D.:

This may be Standing and Crouching Bakers' last appearance in the 10x10. So tied into their first appearance, and since the 10x10 goes in a giant circle anyway, closer to the Greenup series than the Newton series.

bb:

True, I guess. The Resident will soon return to his obscure beginnings. The eyeball head remains just that in Greenup 10, although it's really The Resident.

Hucka D.:

The Bakers' seems to be involved in collages of trickery in perspective, like this one and also Greenup 10. Can you speak to that?

bb:

I think it is the attempt to create the 4th dimension.

Hucka D.:

We better end.

bb:

Thank you.

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