Sunday, November 13, 2005

Paint Yourself Another

Back in 1985 there was a new version of The Twilight Zone series on TV. One of the ones that has always stuck in my head was the one where a woman kept seeing faces in the patterns of objects. You know, wallpaper, fabrics, things like that. Nothing so odd about that, really. After all, doesn't everyone see faces in patterns? Hell, the blue floral wallpaper in the bathroom in my parents' house had several groupings that resembled faces if you looked at it the right way. (Wallpaper of the mid-70s was designed primarily by people on acid trips, so that may explain it.) The difference here was that this woman was convinced that the people who belonged to those faces were trying to come out of their world and into ours and do various nefarious things. She wound up in a mental institution. Nice white walls, white sheets, everything pattern-free. That is, until it rained, and the ceiling developed a stain from a leaky roof. A stain that looked like...

Well, it's the Twilight Zone. You can pretty much figure it out.

To those of you with wallpaper and/or leaky ceilings: Sweet Dreams!

7 comments:

Jeff Turof said...

Memories of Cazenovia College---Twilight Zone late night.
Nice.

That you Mark?

Jeff T.
jbturof@yahoo.com

Joe said...

I have always enjoyed the Zone! Good post!

El Charolastra said...

me too.

Canadian Mark said...

I beg to differ. That storyline came from either a "Hitch-hiker" or "Ray Bradbury Trilogy" episode. I think you nailed the year though. I remember the episode well, I saw stuff in my wood panel walls for months.

Wontar said...

Jeff! - Yep, it's me! E-mail on the way.

Joe & AMP - Thanks!

Canadian - Hmm. I looked at tv.com, and couldn't find reference to this episode as a TZ, Hitchhiker, Ray Bradbury, Tales From The Darkside... nothing. So, either their listing is incomplete, or it's something else. I just associate a good story with TZ, I guess.

Trée said...

Interesting image. Did you create this one yourself?

Wontar said...

Trée - I sure did! (Gotta use that art degree now and then.) This one was done using Bryce, Poser, and a little Photoshop. Glad you like it!