"butt" is it art?

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    Jun 18, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    okay, i posted a new pic on the adult photos on my profile, and it's flattering to my tuckous; however, try as i might, i don't understand the dragonfly. i am pretty easy going as a model, so i let artists play, but i don't get the dragonfly. does anyone know anything about the symbolism in indigenous american cultures about this totem? the photographer is from south america, so i'm trying to figure out if there is some kind of religio-mythological connection here that i'm missing, since i'm not from his culture?? once you see the placement, please let me know if you "get it."
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    Jun 18, 2010 2:18 AM GMT
    Why don't you just ask the photographer icon_question.gif

    Mystery solved.

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    Jun 18, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    he went back to costa rica icon_neutral.gif
  • Iluros

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    Jun 18, 2010 2:41 AM GMT
    I wonder how many anthropologists with expertise in South American cultures there are on RJ. icon_razz.gif

    Some mumbo-jumbo:
    * Like butterflies, they go through the process of metamorphosis. This could signify change, transformation or rebirth. Metamorphosis is also often associated with human souls, along the lines of transmigration. Thus they might be considered messagers of the spirit world.
    * The life stages of the dragonfly nymph and adult split it between two worlds: the water and air. This reinforces the feeling of their otherworldliness. Water and air can be rather complex in their own meanings, though vitality is a common element.
    * The wings and the rest of the body can be quite colorful. Could mean energy or emotion (of a certain type depending on color), or perhaps illusion.

    Personally I think the dragonfly is just a more masculine version of a butterfly. It's a purely aesthetic prop.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 18, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    you do indeed have a rockin' ass, but I'm not feeling the dragonfly
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    Jun 18, 2010 10:34 AM GMT
    maybe he just wanted to touch your arse???? gawd knows I would!
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    Jun 18, 2010 12:02 PM GMT
    Well, in some parts of the US, they are called "Snake Doctors" after the old belief that they nurse injured snakes back to health. (Don't ask me why...I just told what I used to hear)


    In some Indian (Sitting Bull, not Ghandi) cultures, it means water or purity. {So we know that one's out! LOL)


    In European countries...some anyway.....they were thought to be evil. Devils Needle or something like that.


    I would guess that in the region of the photographer came from they must represent health, good luck, or something..




    or else you stiffed him on the payment and you're now cursed. Cursed to move to WV and be my love slave.


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    Jun 18, 2010 1:08 PM GMT
    Great picture. Your butt looks great. Read what I found. It makes sense.


    "Well, what does a dragonfly represent? A dragonfly represents monsoon and rain. It also represents uncertain or unexpected changes in the climate or weather of a particular place. Being a creature of the wind, the dragonfly totem represents change. Its iridescent wings are extremely sensitive to the slightest breeze. They remind us to heed where the proverbial wind blows. A dragonfly is also a creature of the water and hence, it is a symbol of subconscious or dreaming mind and thoughts."

    http://www.buzzle.com/articles/what-does-a-dragonfly-symbolize.html
  • tajsreve

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    Jun 18, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    I found this article. btw Very nice ass.

    DRAGONFLY SYMBOLISM

    For as many cultural meanings there are for Dragonflies, there are just as many symbol meanings of the strong winged insect. The main symbolism are renewal, positive force and power of life in general with a sense of self that comes with maturity. The Dragonfly is a creature of the wind so it's only fitting that it represents change. They skitter across the water surface implying that our deeper thoughts are surfacing. We are reminded that when our deeper thoughts rise we must also pay close attention to what is deeper than what's on the surface.

    The Dragonfly's colors are a result of reflecting the power of light so they are associated with color magic or an illusion in causing others only to see what you want them to see. They remind us that we are made of light and we can reflect light in powerful ways if we choose to. They symbolize going past self created illusions that limit our growing and changing and being a creature of water they carry a symbol of dreaming and thoughts.

    The most popular answer of dragonfly symbolism is the sense of self that comes with maturity and there's a strong link to them and butterflies since they both represent change. Dragonflies are a creature that you learn to appreciate as you age and look more deeply at your life, which is where the link to change and self appreciation comes in. As we age we don't just see the surface of things, we start to pick apart our lives and see more meaning in things. No matter what symbol you see in the insect, the fact is that the dragonfly lives a short life and lives it's life to the fullest which is the strongest lesson we can learn from them overall.

  • Menergy_1

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    Jun 18, 2010 2:04 PM GMT
    Pueblo and Navajo peoples down here in New Mexico/Arizona consider the dragonfly to represent many of the characteristics or attributes mentioned above, and as a link between the earthly and spiritual worlds, too.

    Some, like the Navajos, consider dragonflies the spirits of the deceased. Linked to concepts of water and swiftness, as messengers, and the thought that, as short-lived creatures, to live life to the fullest. Also sometimes a symbol of fertility (wink)--

    So -- Dancer Jack -- dance on, skimming the waters of life and being a creature of magic and beauty!

    Yah te hay!
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    Jun 18, 2010 2:06 PM GMT
    Dragonfly or not, you've got an ass made for art! icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 18, 2010 2:31 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidDragonfly or not, you've got an ass made for art! icon_lol.gif

    It's true.
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    Jun 18, 2010 2:40 PM GMT
    My guess is that the totem has a subconscious meaning for the photographer that is not meant to be literally interpreted.

    As far as the composition of the photographs is concerned, the artist placed the totem at a place where the eye lands gently, almost without touching.

    The suggestion that I take away is that he wanted to show great strength and delicacy.

    The composition is beautiful and you are, as ever, a truly worthy subject.
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    Jun 18, 2010 7:24 PM GMT
    Symbol of.....representing......meaning....


    Blah, blah, blah!

    Screw all that!

    I just want you to sit on my face so I can play 'motorboat'!!!
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    Jun 18, 2010 7:59 PM GMT
    As Danto said of Warhol: the tastes of ordinary people are inseparable from high art...

    And your ass is high art. I donĀ“t know much about it, but i know what I like icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 19, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    "Art" is in the eye of the beholder. It is a form of human expression no matter what the response of the beholder.
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    Jun 19, 2010 12:52 AM GMT
    Not ART, but a stander nude.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    lilTanker saidmaybe he just wanted to touch your arse???? gawd knows I would!

    THREEEESOMMMMMME.



    *volunteers*
    lmao.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:04 AM GMT
    From an artist's perspective: The dragonfly could be there as a conversation starter. It's very unique, and strategically placed so it captures the attention without obscuring the image.

    Or it could be some other representation of something.

    Or both.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:05 AM GMT
    ShinyToyTrev said
    lilTanker saidmaybe he just wanted to touch your arse???? gawd knows I would!

    THREEEESOMMMMMME.



    *volunteers*
    lmao.
    Slut. icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:27 AM GMT
    clearly, he's trying to portray that all dragonflies are 100% tops.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:28 AM GMT
    photosrus saidclearly, he's trying to portray that all dragonflies are 100% tops.
    LMFAO! icon_lol.gif
  • creature

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    Jun 19, 2010 1:31 AM GMT
    All I see is a butt you could eat breakfast off of. Didn't notice the dragonfly.