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Nu Aesthetics: No Escape


How does it feel to be stapled with no escape in sight?

Nu Aesthetics: No Escape


How does it feel to be stapled with no escape in sight?

comments (17)

  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 9 Sep 2008, 01:08
Like you can't breathe. An example would be "stuck" doing something you do not want to be doing. Most of us are stapled with no escape in sight. Most of us are in relationships we shouldn't be in, most people are doing jobs they absolutely hate, but need the money, and the list goes on and on. But I'm not stapled anymore, got out a while back grin
Nice one VZ
vz-nostalgia: I would love to know what it took you to "unstaple" yourself, Ms. Ada. Please, share the experience. smile
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 9 Sep 2008, 01:55
My response to the image itself is "what sheer beauty". The symbolism is depressing, but the tones are exhilarating.
vz-nostalgia: Maybe I am on a verge of a breakthrough in psychiatry, Larry: a treatment of depression with exhilarating tones. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:33
That 8!

He's just sleeping...oblivious to the shackles.

Pretty soon now, he's gonna wake up, see what's been happening. He's gonna flex his muscle and pop that staple right outta the wood.

Then...he and Miss 6...they gonna take the place apart!

It's gonna be a lotta fun to see...
vz-nostalgia: Maybe it was Miss 6 who put the shackles, while her partner was asleep. Maybe she just had enough. smile And by the morning, when he wakes up, she'd be gone. smile
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 9 Sep 2008, 03:59
An artistic image with an interesting thought.
vz-nostalgia: as oppose to what, sherri? smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 9 Sep 2008, 07:30
Great picture, great tones.
It is scary not to be able to escape.
vz-nostalgia: At times it takes a miracle, Ms. Astrid. smile
It must have been a good year, Viktor. Great photograph.
vz-nostalgia: It was a good year, indeed, Chad. And the year before, and two years after, until in 2000 people in this country said: "Enough of this happiness" and decided to engage themselves in an act of a collective masochism for four years, and then for four more... and I see all signs they liked it and are ready for four more. smile

mas·och·ism (m²s“…-k¹z”…m) n. 1. The turning of destructive tendencies upon oneself. [After Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836-1895), Austrian novelist.]
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 08:34
I agree with all comments- considering the artistic/aesthetical and symbolic sides of your pic! But having read your title my firdt thought was: There is an escape (9), maybe that I'm always full of hope to find an escape- and God may stand by me!
vz-nostalgia: For those who always look at things from a glass-half-full point of view, even death can become an escape, Ms. Philine. smile
Looks like one of those little labels that were pinned to laundry ( back in the olden days)
vz-nostalgia: I doubt they were pinning telegraph poles to laundry, even back in the olden days, Richard. smile
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 16:14
I said: My "first" thought! I see also the totally closed parts (8/9), and I can feel such a situation and depression and I can empathize with persons who are not able or believe not to be able to escape. I listen to them, perhaps say some words and look for a solution, but I' m not sure if I can/could help for in such situations of depression we often cannot help as I have and had to watch...
vz-nostalgia: Yep. At times, all we can do, Ms. Philine, is to empathize and watch.
I should think the inmates of Guantanamo Bay could tell you in detail.
vz-nostalgia: Right in the bull's eye, Bill.
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 9 Sep 2008, 21:22
Stapled to the past....

Beautiful photograph.
vz-nostalgia: :
...stapled to the past
with no escape in sight...
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 10 Sep 2008, 02:27 opposed to an ugly image with no descriptive

I would have answered that question via email, but the shutterchance sends an email with no email addy to reply to, so here I amsmile
vz-nostalgia: "an ugly image with no descriptive thought..." Oh my... smileIn this case, I challenge you to flip through my archive and find one. smile
Beautiful picture, very well done. But I don't feel like commenting the "stapled"'s so sad that I don't find the words.
But hte picture is really nice!!
vz-nostalgia: smile Well, I'll wait till the words come back to you, Ms. Berta, "stapled"-flavoured or not. smile
That 8 can't go anywhere now Vik!
vz-nostalgia: Just for time being, Chris, just for time being. Time and rust are her best friends in her thirst for freedom. smile
  • L.Reis
  • Portugal
  • 11 Sep 2008, 12:50
- Told you....If you were a Nine you wouldn't be in this kind of trouble- said the Nine in its annoying, stuoid way of pointing the obvious. So, I guess the worst part of being stapled is the fact that you are not able to choose your company. smile
vz-nostalgia: That's true. She got stuck to this annoying Nine for what seems to be forever. And the worst part of it is they will never make 100. smile
  • Lee
  • United States
  • 12 Sep 2008, 13:43
I like that the 9 has decided to stick by his younger brother even though he himself almost got nailed.
vz-nostalgia: Sheer luck, Lee. I'm sure it was. You never know, if it's you who will get stapled, or a person next to you. smile
  • terry
  • Nepal
  • 18 Sep 2008, 19:42
did the guy who etched the eight into the wood drive the staple in too? or was it the other guy? in whom and therefore what does the eight believe?

the escape route for the eight is to let the nine go free - because it can. with the nine gone, the staple will rust.
vz-nostalgia: smile I don't know the asnwers to your questions, Terry. Let's put it this way. Ms. Eight without Mr. Nine is just plain 8, not much. Same goes for Mr. Nine. But together they are 98, a whole lot, almost 100. I guess, she should think twice before implementing her plans to escape. smile
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