Monday, November 15, 2010

When I Paint My Masterpiece


During the break between episodes of Night and Day, I've been romancing a concept for a new micro-machinima. The idea revolves around the fluidity of identity as creative process. Over the weekend, I finally came up with a visual approach, which you can get a taste of in the image above.

I hope to finish the video this week. Until then, here's a video of a 1976 performance by Bob Dylan of "When I Paint My Masterpiece".

Bob Dylan - J Baez - Hard Rain 76 - When I Paint My Masterpiece

Kern ( I Want to Be Dylan ) Little | Myspace Video

Oh, the streets of Rome are filled with rubble,
Ancient footprints are everywhere.
You can almost think that you're seein' double
On a cold, dark night on the Spanish Stairs.
Got to hurry on back to my hotel room,
Where I've got me a date with Botticelli's niece.
She promised that she'd be right there with me
When I paint my masterpiece.

Oh, the hours I've spent inside the Coliseum,
Dodging lions and wastin' time.
Oh, those mighty kings of the jungle, I could hardly stand to see 'em,
Yes, it sure has been a long, hard climb.
Train wheels runnin' through the back of my memory,
When I ran on the hilltop following a pack of wild geese.
Someday, everything is gonna be smooth like a rhapsody
When I paint my masterpiece.

Sailin' 'round the world in a dirty gondola.
Oh, to be back in the land of Coca-Cola!

I left Rome and landed in Brussels,
On a plane ride so bumpy that I almost cried.
Clergymen in uniform and young girls pullin' muscles,
Everyone was there to greet me when I stepped inside.
Newspapermen eating candy
Had to be held down by big police.
Someday, everything is gonna be diff'rent
When I paint my masterpiece.

Written and performed by Bob Dylan


Unknown said...

Love the colors. How did you process the image? Assuming you didn't use actual oil paints, unless that break between episodes is really long. heheh

Botgirl Questi said...

Thanks! I processed the image using multiple iPhone and iPad applications.