As you may or may not (but should) know, Opera Australia is currently running a competition in Melbourne, asking people to spread the word about Bliss by taking posters out and about and tweeting photos of their work. I'm not sure how much of a happening thing it's turned out to be, but it's an idea I for one absolutely love, and thus something I was determined to weasel my way into, despite not living in Melbourne, having little use for the prize and — until recently — not having a poster at my disposal.
Well, who needs prizes anyway? I do it all for love, don't I? And the kindly soul behind @OAPR obligingly provided me with a poster. So I was all set this weekend to take my 2D Harry Joy out on the town for an afternoon — perhaps even an evening — and document our excursion with my trusty (albeit pretty terrible) iPhone camera. However. Such ventures require at least one partner in crime, and at such short notice (and with such an odd mission at hand) I proved unable to find one. Curses.
I couldn't abandon ship — or Harry — entirely, however. So I had to think laterally about how far afield I could take my poster without actually leaving the house. The answer? Well, since travelling through space was out of the question, I opted to travel through time. And, um, dimensions of reality and artistic expression. Or something. Or to put it another way — I've Photoshopped the Bliss poster into some paintings, and here they are.
I know. This might be the pinnacle of my Bliss geekery. I don't care. It was a lot of fun, and what else, after all, are long weekends for? (PS I think if you click an image you can see them all at a larger size. You know, if you feel the urge.)