Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Six Degrees of Separation

I have always been intrigued by the theory of "Six Degrees of Separation".  Yes, it was a movie, but even before that I was aware of the idea.

According to Wikipedia, it goes like this:

Six degrees of separation is the theory that everyone and everything is six or fewer steps away, by way of introduction, from any other person in the world, so that a chain of "a friend of a friend" statements can be made to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. It was originally set out by Frigyes Karinthy in 1929 and popularized by a 1990 play written by John Guare.

The game "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon"[22] was invented as a play on the concept: the goal is to link any actor to Kevin Bacon through no more than six connections, where two actors are connected if they have appeared in a movie or commercial together. It was created by three students at Albright College in Pennsylvania,[23] who came up with the concept while watching Footloose. On September 13, 2012, Google made it possible to search for any given actor's 'Bacon Number' through their search engine.

Of course, the internet has made this concept easier, but I prefer to only count actual, physical, contact to qualify as a "degree".

So.......while driving down the road a few weeks ago, I started thinking about it and decided to create a piece of art.  I had this, kind of wack piece that had been sitting around for a few months.  I stamped the circles and hearts on tracing paper, then cut them out and attached them to the canvas with Golden's Matte Medium.  I carved the circle stamps out of rubber several years ago, but never used them. (you just never know when you might find a use for something).  I used a paint pen to draw the lines.  You know how I like to add words to everything, so I was going to put "Six Degrees" on it somewhere, then changed my mind.  People will just have to figure it out for themselves.

By the way, I am two degrees from Elvis Presley,two degrees from Madonna, three degrees from President Obama, three degrees from the Dalai Llama, and three degrees from Kevin Bacon.

You may be thinking....."Wow, Cyndi must have a lot of time on her hands".....and you would be right!



PS.  just listed on Etsy:  https://www.etsy.com/listing/253741502/original-mixed-media-painting-six?ref=shop_home_active_1

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