Thursday, August 11, 2011

I had a slightly weird, semi embarrassing revelation...


It came to me last night out of nowhere BUT I wonder if I unconsciously felt the unicorn picture had to be done because it was some dream like unconscious process that would resolve some weird issues i have of not receiving my fathers attention... Its totally out of left field BUT know that my father was an addicted gambler, to horse racing, and he would often just be a shitty dad because of this addiction, the main infraction being passed up for him going to the races or lied to for any number of reasons because of the need to gamble on horses. I wonder if by dressing up like a horse I was unconsciously thinking "What do I have to do to get your attention?! Maybe if I dress up like the thing hes obsessed with he'll like/notice me."
If so that is SO FUCKED UP?! but Im soooo glad I just picked up on it. I mean I cant know for sure if its true, but the thought did come to me. I dont think its the only or the main reason but it could have been and unconscious motivator and figuring those out, that there are actually thought processes going on "behind the scenes", is kind of amazing....
Now ask yourself what unconscious motivators you have... its scary!!!

12 comments:

Sue said...

There are so many complexities in our lives and forces pushing us this way and that. Think of the hundreds of facets running through your brain that influenced your creative process that came out with the unicorn idea. There was your artistic education and training, your life experience growing up, your work experience, your social experience, your cultural experience, your artistic experiences, your travel experiences, your life experiences as an adult, and on and on. So to chose one tiny facet, such as your dad's gambling on the ponies, is to tease a thread from the skein that went into the unicorn concept. At least that is the way I see it. Don't give your dad that much power in your life David. He isn't worth it. Is he?

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aquaman said...

Interesting David! Honestly, I think u dressed up as a pink sexy Unicorn because ur a creative monster of a man and are not afraid to share it with the world. Don't linger on the why...just DO! We love u for that!

David Mason said...

I agree with you both, there are MANY reason, its just interesting to count the reason, or at least see them laid out in front of you

Stanimal5 said...

This is also coming from someone who refers to himself as "clydesdale pussy." ;)

David Mason said...

lol i dont refer to MYSELF as Clydesdale pussy i just say thats what you have when youre completely fucked out and you dont even wanna contract your hole any more and youre just takin it like its what youve been put on earth for, THAT is clydesdale pussy!

Tullio said...

That is what I call the alchemy of turning burdensome head junk into mystical high faggotry. It's not enough to acknowledge it, it has to be transformed. I knight thee with the He-Man sword.

fang said...

oh then i am so living for the day i join the Clydesdale pussy elite ;)

David Mason said...

Thank you Tullio

Jim said...

It is fascinating how our "issues" manifest. In my own experience, it's the issues just below the surface that can trip me up...I'm sure they can also contrbute positively from time to time...I'm glad you can turn yours in art :)

Ulf said...

Irregardless of the reason, as a man who doesn't really like the color pink, I thought you pulled it off really well and made me want a little pink pony I could call my own.

gavin said...

Don't place too much stock in psychological speculation, especially with regards to your mother/father.

Unless you can prove it.

For instance, you didn't dress up as a horse -- you dressed up as a unicorn. There was a definite attraction to fantasy and a different type of animal, and a desire to pay tribute to MY LITTLE PONY, as I recall.

Furthermore, wasn't it Exterface's idea?

Who first suggested the concept? Did you react because you like fantasy, MY LITTLE PONY, unicorns and blazing feminine stripes on masculine images?

Or did you do it so your dad would notice you? Today? Seriously?

Remember that psychoanalysis is a creative art, not necessarily "true."

Did you dress up in slickwear as a child to get your father's attention?

Or did you do it in private because you were ashamed?

sxg said...

this photo set is everywhere, whether it's for good reason or bad reasons. Personally I don't think there was any hidden reason as to why you did it, but I am glad you did. It's made you an internet phenomenon, again whether for good reasons or bad. Just saw this on this site check it out http://knowyourmeme.com/photos/102794-my-little-pony-friendship-is-magic#.TlgBL0ckSSo keep up the good work man love your photosets!