Inspiration #28 - Seeing Red

When I thought of "Seeing Red" I admit to thinking about the theme of anger and as usual am impressed by all our different perspectives {most of which didn't deal with anger at all by the way}.   Should you like to know more about a particular artist or their submission just click on that artist's name or visit the Artists page.  Thanks for visiting the ACoLab!

"Lilliput"
Photograph by Ana

"Seeing Red"
Digital Collage by Anika

"Seeing Red"
A Short Play by Tia & Matt
THE BOY CARUSCO sits on the floor and paints a huge piece of paper with his fingers and hands. HIS MOTHER enters.

MOTHER
(Wearing an apron.) Bambino! Che bella! What is it you make? (He holds up his hands.) Ah! Look at you, red-handed! (She laughs and moves to fetch a towel. Carusco is left examining his hands, confused.)

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CARUSCO, a man of twenty, sits on the floor and paints a huge piece of paper with his fingers and hands. HIS LOVER enters.

LOVER
(Wearing an apron. Only.) Is this how you always work, amore?

CARUSCO
(Holding up his hands) What do you see?

LOVER
I see you.

CARUSCO
(Pulling her down to him. She giggles; he leaves red handprints on the apron, on her torso) This. Here. Here. There. (Indicates the handprints, gently.) What?

LOVER
Me.

CARUSCO
Color.

LOVER
Red.

CARUSCO
Which is-?

LOVER
Which is…you. Me. Fire. (She is close to him, teasing.) Last night. This morning. This afternoon again. Redredred. (She kisses his nose. He begins to cover her in paint.)

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CARUSCO, a man of fifty, sits on the floor and paints a huge piece of paper with his fingers and hands. He is clearly painting the body of a woman, made of red handprints.

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CARUSCO, a man of eighty, sits in a chair by a window. He holds a swath of red fabric, passing it from hand to hand, running it through his fingers.

CARUSCO
I… I could never see… but I could feel… I still feel. Red. I feel it like no other. I know it in my fingers. (He runs the fabric through the fingers of his left hand and lets it fall to the ground. HIS MOTHER enters. HIS LOVER enters. He does not see them. They pick up the fabric together and drape it around his shoulders. They exit. Carusco pulls the fabric tighter around him, until there is no Carusco. There is only red.)

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"Redrum"
Photograph by Stephanie

"You Say Tomato"
Photograph by Carrie

"Oath & Loyalty"
Photograph by Joanna

Thanks to everyone who participated for round #28, you keep this site a source of great inspiration and eye candy!  The next round's theme is It's All An Illusion, due October 5th.  If you would like to join in the ACoLab, please do!  There are ongoing themes which can be submitted any time of the month as well as permanent ongoing themes that can be submitted whenever you like.  For upcoming themes please click here
Happy creating!

4 comments:

Anika said...

Such a great round everyone! Really impressed by all the different thoughts on Seeing Red...brilliant! So nice to have so many geniuses in the house ;)

Steph said...

Really! cant believe there are not more repeat themes amongst the red theme. Tia/Matt: almost made me cry! almost ;) loved it!

Carrie said...

i love this group xxx

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, the collage in red is amazing. Wonderful work !