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Simpler Machines

by Angelo Cerantola

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Collect your choice of gallery quality Giclée, or fine art prints custom trimmed by hand in a variety of sizes with a white border for framing.

Inspired by this beautiful Shriekback song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miFMoiOeMyY

i wouldn't say i was an old fool yet
but a time arrives in the lives of men
when a kindly mist enshrouds the holy past
(we wouldn't make those mistakes again).
the backward glance - always a price to pay
for who has lived that time has not battered?
as we stand at the mercy of the sun
no longer those whom the daylight flatters
sometimes the scent on a drifting breeze
draws us back to when all of our hands were clean
when all the world seemed comprehensible
what we had with all those simpler machines
(and still we yearn for all those simpler machines...)

shell-shocked by the speed of life
and nothing broken we know how to mend
bewildered by such perpetual delights
we want to feel the wheels and architraves again
and preciously, precariously
- robust as porcelain figurines -
we take a bow and start to say goodnight
comrades for ever with all those simpler machines
locked into history with those simpler machines

the scrapyard stars are glittering tonight
the shards and smithereens
no question - it is a sentimental sight
our toys and tools all of those simpler machines.
they'll break your heart alright, those simpler machines...

©2013 Angelo Cerantola All Rights Reserved



Geoffrey Agrons commented on April 28, 2012 9:33am
Yes indeed!
Angela Bruno commented on April 28, 2012 9:33am
Wow!
David Cristobal commented on April 28, 2012 9:34am
very nice!!!
Nicklas Gustafsson commented on April 28, 2012 9:36am
Cool!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 9:45am
Thank you so much for all your positive feedback: Geoffrey, Angela, David and Nicklas, very kind! :-)
VAU. commented on April 28, 2012 10:04am
Amazing work Angelo!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 10:07am
Thank you so much for appreciating it VAU! :-)
KunstFabrik_StaticMovement Man… commented on April 28, 2012 10:11am
Stunning piece!!! Such wonderful venture vehicle!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 10:16am
Thank your for your lovely comment Manu!! :-)
Heather Goodwind commented on April 28, 2012 10:28am
Beautiful!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 10:29am
Thank you so much Heather! :-)
Óscar S. Cesteros commented on April 28, 2012 10:32am
perfect influence, perfect concept, perfect execution = a perfect piece. The band reminds me of 'Sprouts' in 'Jordan:The comeback' album, you know, pop melodies, voice in low tone, female chorus,...the lyrics are very interesting... Your visual translation is very good: the wheel is like the loop in the song, the wings of angel the voices,... and all together convert theyself in a simpler machine (organic + artificial). Congrats !!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 10:44am
Óscar: thank you very much for your wonderful comment, I really appreciate it.... this has turned out quite apocalyptic/Blakeian but I feel it's in tune with those beautiful lyrics.
Polkip commented on April 28, 2012 11:38am
Wow, I love the composition of this. Such an odd mixture of machinary, kinda gives it a sentient feel.
Beverly LeFevre commented on April 28, 2012 11:39am
wonderful work Angelo
Biff Rendar commented on April 28, 2012 11:58am
This is fantastic work Angelo!
Megstuff commented on April 28, 2012 12:01pm
Love this!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 12:04pm
It's really an honour to get so many wonderful comments from such talented individuals, thank you all for your kindness: Polkip, Beverly, Biff and all those who have promoted me! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 12:11pm
Thanks a lot Megstuff! :-)
Tracy66 commented on April 28, 2012 12:12pm
Beautiful work Angelo
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 12:34pm
Thank you so much dear Tracy! :-)
Lisa Argyropoulos commented on April 28, 2012 12:34pm
Cool!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 28, 2012 12:35pm
Thank you so much dear Lisa! :-)
DevineDayDreams-aka Desirée G… commented on April 28, 2012 12:40pm
awesome Angelo!!
Sharon Turner commented on April 28, 2012 1:09pm
wowowow!
Laura George commented on April 28, 2012 1:37pm
Great work Angelo!
GaleStorm Artworks commented on April 28, 2012 2:25pm
Angelo. This is brilliant.
The song and lyrics is great inspiration and you depicted a wonderful transition of thought to visual.
Not only that, but the composition and choice of coloration, lends the mood of the idea as well. "we want to feel the wheels and architraves again" "the scrapyard stars are glittering tonight" "it is a sentimental sight"....or, more simply ---- well done!! ----
Cassius Cassini commented on April 29, 2012 3:47am
wow, magnificent stuff Angelo, love it.
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 8:42am
Thank you so much Desirée, Sharon, Laura, you're really kind! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 8:44am
GaleStorm: your comment is heart-warming, I'm so pleased you've connected with the mood of this piece and those brilliant lyrics, thank you so much! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 8:44am
Thank you very much for your positive feedback Cassius! :-)
Laura Ruth commented on April 29, 2012 8:50am
brilliant use of textures. great image.
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 8:52am
Thank you so much Laura!! :-)
Bruce Stanfield commented on April 29, 2012 9:21am
Awesome image!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 9:27am
Thanks a lot Bruce! :-)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on April 29, 2012 10:21am
Marvelous, Angelo! Love it!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 10:33am
Grazie Wayne, really kind of you! :-)
Efi Tolia commented on April 29, 2012 2:19pm
Yes!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 29, 2012 2:51pm
Thank you very much Efi! :-)
Iris Lehnhardt commented on April 29, 2012 3:38pm
Great work, Angelo! Fascinating and storytelling....the style reminds me on Crowleys Tarot Set that I love very much.
Ben Geiger commented on April 30, 2012 3:02am
Missed this one. LOVE IT!
gwenola de muralt commented on April 30, 2012 3:51am
Beautiful one Angelo!
Hugo Barros commented on April 30, 2012 9:58am
YEp!Great work
NikaQ commented on April 30, 2012 9:58am
exsellent work!
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 30, 2012 10:08am
Hi Iris, now that you've mentioned it, it DOES remind me of an illustration from some esoteric card... only a week ago someone read some tarot cards to me, maybe unconsciously I picked up some influences from that! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 30, 2012 10:10am
Ben, gwenola, Hugo and NikaQ: I'm so grateful for all your kind comments, big thank you all! :-)
Carina Povarchik commented on April 30, 2012 11:31am
ohhhh wonderful!!!!
ALLY COXON commented on April 30, 2012 11:56am
Great work Angelo
Angelo Cerantola commented on April 30, 2012 12:06pm
Hi Carina and Ally! Thank you so much for your great support! :-)
John Murphy commented on May 1, 2012 12:30pm
Great colour here, love the reds.
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 1, 2012 3:24pm
Thank you so very much Sineload!! :-)
ramon irwin bonilla commented on May 2, 2012 5:15am
Love the contrast created by the wheel image against the rich background. Nice work Angelo!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 2, 2012 9:48am
Thank you so much Irwin, so pleased you like it! :-)
Christine Hall commented on May 2, 2012 1:34pm
Cool!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 2, 2012 1:53pm
Thank you very much Christine! :-)
noblackcolor commented on May 2, 2012 1:56pm
great!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 2, 2012 3:42pm
Thank you very much noblackcolor!! :-)
John Medbury (LAZY J Studios) commented on May 3, 2012 3:22am
A little jealous of your textural work Angelo! Awesome piece!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 3, 2012 4:27am
Thank you J.Medbury, I really appreciate! :-)
John Medbury (LAZY J Studios) commented on May 3, 2012 4:35am
Anytime my friend - your work is always a pleasure!
Sens commented on May 3, 2012 11:44am
Great work, Angelo!
Libertad Leal Photography commented on May 3, 2012 11:51am
This is wonderful, I love the different colors and textures. There is something quite fascinating about it...
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 3, 2012 12:01pm
Thank you so much Sensitive! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 3, 2012 12:01pm
Thank you Libertad, I'm so pleased you like it!! :-)
Sharon Johnstone commented on May 3, 2012 12:13pm
Stunning work Angelo!!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 3, 2012 12:15pm
Grazie Sharon, you're so kind! :-)
MoArt Rotterdam commented on May 4, 2012 3:03pm
Very cool!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 4, 2012 3:52pm
Thank you so much MoArt! :-)
Laura Graves commented on May 5, 2012 4:21am
Nice!
Maureen Anne commented on May 5, 2012 7:09am
Spectacular image Angelo!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 5, 2012 10:13am
Thank you so much Laura and Maureen! :-)
Wayne Edson Bryan commented on May 5, 2012 8:39pm
With the desire to attract more customers to your S6 store, I've posted this image at: http://pinterest.com/pixel404/s6-random-favorites/ Here's another link that might be of interest: http://blog.shareaholic.com/2012/01/p...l-traffic/ The data in the shareaholic article is from January... Pinterest has grown exponentially since then! Cheers!
Federico Faggion commented on May 6, 2012 12:59pm
cool!!!! :-)
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 6, 2012 1:03pm
Thank you very very much for your support Federico! :-)
Chris' Landscape Images of Aus… commented on May 10, 2012 8:19pm
Sensational work !!
Strange Days commented on May 11, 2012 3:46am
Love, love, love this!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 11, 2012 5:01am
Thank you so much Christopher and Strange Days! :-)
Ammar ZABOUN commented on May 11, 2012 5:20am
Awesome job!! i really like it.
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 11, 2012 10:02am
Hi Ammar, thank you so much for your appreciation! :-)
ingz commented on May 13, 2012 10:44am
such beautiful work Angelo!
I am mof commented on May 13, 2012 12:38pm
Wow. So awesome Angelo.
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 13, 2012 2:56pm
Thank you so much for all your great comments MOF! :-)
VIAINA commented on May 21, 2012 3:13am
fenomenale ♥
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 21, 2012 8:01am
Grazie VIAINA, very kind! :-)
Michael Hammond commented on May 24, 2012 9:32am
Excellent piece!
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 24, 2012 3:19pm
Michael, thank you so much for all your wonderful feedback, you're really kind! :-)
tareco commented on May 25, 2012 11:47am
*
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 25, 2012 11:50am
Thank you so much tareco! :-)
Catspaws commented on May 31, 2012 6:42am
clever
Angelo Cerantola commented on May 31, 2012 8:34am
thank you catspaws! :-)
Patricia Howitt commented on June 3, 2012 6:33pm
awesome - it has great resonance with the music!
Angelo Cerantola commented on June 4, 2012 2:42am
Patricia, thank you for your great feedback! :)
Nzinga.Mbandi commented on June 12, 2012 10:54am
Very inspiring work!
Angelo Cerantola commented on June 12, 2012 10:58am
Very kind of you Nzinga, thank you!! :-)
MIMeyer commented on August 13, 2012 6:13pm
So awesome!
Angelo Cerantola commented on August 14, 2012 6:06am
Thank you so much MIMeyer! :-)
Roger Wedegis commented on November 17, 2012 6:19am
Nice work!
Angelo Cerantola commented on November 17, 2012 8:46am
Thank you Roger! :-)
Texnotropio commented on December 12, 2012 10:15am
excellent
Angelo Cerantola commented on December 12, 2012 2:37pm
Thank you again Texnotropio, very kind! :-)
Scott Erickson commented on December 27, 2012 4:28pm
this one too. great.
Angelo Cerantola commented on December 28, 2012 3:00am
Thank you very much Scott! :-)
Sandy Glidden commented on January 17, 2013 8:25am
Great art!
Angelo Cerantola commented on January 17, 2013 10:36am
Thanks a lot Sandy! :-)
pixel404 commented on January 28, 2013 5:21pm
Wonderful!
Angelo Cerantola commented on January 29, 2013 2:30am
Thank you so much pixel404! :-)
J&S Montague ( OutOfTheMists ) commented on October 7, 2013 8:08pm
Love this! it would look wonderful on a t-shirt :)
Angelo Cerantola commented on October 10, 2013 2:33am
Thank you out-of-the-mists, will have to find a way to make this interesting on a t-shirt! :-)