The Senses 2; Touch

23 Mar

The Senses 2; Touch

The main reference in this picture depicting the sense of touch is the dada Object, nicknamed Le Déjeuner en fourrure, by Méret Oppenheim, she transformed these genteel items traditionally associated with feminine decorum into sensuous, sexually punning tableware. My version is much more fuzzy-furry and hardly decorous. 

This was a fun experiment with a couple of fur brushes in Photoshop. The furry part of the picture alone had six layers, and I constructed my own furry cup, saucer, and teapot taking it one step further than Ms Oppenheim’s version, (though to be fair she did make a teaspoon as well).
In my imagination the sensation of the touch of fur on the lips when trying to drink hot tea makes me shiver.
The hand in this picture is passing through a much deconstructed cheat X-ray and has a splattered gold texture by which I’m trying to indicate the tingly sensation of the finger in the fur. The rest of the image has a gritty sensation that contrasts with the soft fluffiness of the fur.

9 Responses to “The Senses 2; Touch”

  1. leecleland March 23, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    This is really different and I love the thought of a fur teacup to drink from 🙂

    • Xraypics March 23, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

      It’s really quite erotic isn’t it! Tony

      • leecleland March 23, 2014 at 2:58 pm #


  2. Green Cathedral of South Africa March 23, 2014 at 4:04 pm #


  3. Playamart - Zeebra Designs March 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm #

    ah, it’s wonderful to visit your site and explore this image! you’re amazing in how you combine technological knowledge of photography/art with medical and magically swirl them together and produce ‘keepers.’ i’d be sending all of mind to the delete folder! z

    • Xraypics March 23, 2014 at 9:44 pm #

      Hey! You are too kind, I really appreciate your comments, they are so encouraging. Somehow you seem to know when I’m feeling a little low. Thanks, Tony

  4. burgessart March 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Tony your work is evolving all the time and “touching” on some very interesting art history. Well done!

    • Xraypics March 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm #

      Thankyou Robert, it’s true, I’m relatively new to this but every time i do a picture there’s something new to be learned – a wonderful way to keep the mind active. Tony

  5. Marjorie Lord November 11, 2015 at 9:30 am #

    Very interesting composite, the colours and depth of field work really nicely drawing me in to explore around it more. Quiet surreal.

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