Not Funny Any More by SamTherapy ()
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Maybe I should rename my gallery the angst page. :)
Thanks to: Ktn3d for the floor texture, ernyoka1 for the mouse (retro fitted with key by me).
Hammer from 3dmodelz Construction Site Kit, DAZ stuff by, er, DAZ.
Everything else by me.
P4PP render, no postwork.
Image Comments (8)
You are one of a kind Paul and all your works make me thing a lot after I look at them.. you are a detailist and you have an unique view of life and facts thats why I love to talk to you .. but puts this thoughts into your images is an art and you do this so well! You are amazing!!!!!!!
Yo!!! "I found my way . Towards the new day . Left my conscience way behind . tumble . tumble . Here we go " ---- I recognised that inscription immediately. I just had a look at your gallery and I guess I got a faint idea why you made this picture. Seems that you are getting over it and are on a good way. There is always room for being cheerful ;) What does KJ mean to you? As for me, no music has ever moved and influenced me so much as theirs. Cheers, Sven
The only musical reference I get is the one to "If I only had a brain" from "Wizard of Oz." So I'm sure the meaning of this image as intended by its creator is somewhat lost on me. Still, for my frame of reference, this image conveys a usurped idol with clay feet. The reference to the lyric is uplifting, though the image literally depicts vandalism or destruction.
Let me see if I can untangle everything here... The bronze statue is Sam Therapy, as opposed to Paul A Bellamy. Sam represents everything Paul apsired to - he's Batman, the superhero, the loudmouth party animal who can talk to anyone, do anything and always be cool. He's also the persona Paul can adopt when he treads the boards. Sam can laugh at anything, hence the quote on the pedestal. What lookoo picked up on is that the quote is also used by my all-time favourite band, Killing Joke. The other song "I could while away the hours" is yet another reference to how Paul feels he fits into society - he has the idea of being a scarecrow - the pariah, the one who everyone is frightened of, but is really here just to be accepted for what he is inside, even if it is only sawdust and straw. The statue is broken and smashed because Paul is heartily sick of people seeing only Sam, and wants a bit of the limelight, too. The clockwork mouse is there as a bit of an in joke - it's what both Paul and Sam believe they were given instead of a soul.
Sometimes we rock, sometimes we roll, and at other times we coast, and with each tempo, we can appear as another identity. Then one day, we realize we are on a conveyor belt of sameness, and secretly yearn for the 'Rollercoaster' again, at least that part that tells us we are alive. Well, isn't that a happy thought! ;) It's all in our power, we don't need a rollercoaster.