TARBOT: ok here we go
CROE: where is his face?
TARBOT: that is the billion dollar Q
maybe he had a powerful sneeze
could be what’s on her face…
TARBOT: “worst date ever”
CROE: reminds me a bit of alien, the film
CROE: like, either his face could be blown off
or it’s turned into a big mouth
CROE: ready to bite
TARBOT: “gives us a kissssss, precious!”
TARBOT: I bet that the original is floating out there somewhere… so the other question is — why did the artist decide to … alter it in this way?
CROE: perhaps it’s a psa for allergies?
take your claritin. or. else.
“don’t let this happen to you. claritin.”
so, i’m looking at the gentleman’s head again
notice the forehead, it’s higher and further out than it would have been
TARBOT: and whiter than the rest of his skin tone
CROE: i think that’s where i’m getting the pouncing predatory alien vibe
CROE: almost with an edge of teeth
TARBOT: I definitely see it
maybe that’s where part of the artist’s inspiration came from
men are like predatory aliens
CROE: what does her facial expression say to you?
TARBOT: boredom mostly
maybe this kind of thing happens to her alot!
CROE: what’s on her hat?
maybe he’s allergic to whatever that is
it kinda looks like twenty squirrels, all piled up
CROE: or maybe an old shag carpet
lol, did you see the title?
it’s victorialien romance
that was part of my search to find it actually
TARBOT: it started off with ‘fun conceptual future art’
morphed into ‘science fiction romance’ which yielded lots of really bad looking romance novels
and here we are
well the result is quite good
and could be an inspiration for a romance novel cover
TARBOT: I like the monochrome look to it, as a side note
oh yes, like those re-written classics …
with zombies in them or whatnot
CROE: yeah it’s cool
also, the background appears to be altered as well
it has the appearance of a painting rather than a photograph
although perhaps the ferns in the victorian era were in reality, impressionistic. who can say?
TARBOT: yeah, I’m actually unsure whether the artist altered another original or if this IS the original…?
CROE: maybe the artist is letting us peek inside the woman’s mind, and showing us a fantasy of hers
CROE: she is so bored. she’s actually a science fiction fan, and can’t stand these dreadfully boring suitors
TARBOT: and how awesome would it be if they just spontaneously … had their faces explode off?
yeah, I’m sure we’ve all been there ;)
I rather like your interpretation!
CROE: why thank you
i rather like your choice in art!