(May Day Mona Lisa in Blue Sidewalk Chalk)
I’m not sure what I did exactly that caused my picture gallery on Imgur to be disabled. I had a wide variety of pictures on the web platform for pictures and videos. I think I was on for three, maybe four, years. I had personal pictures of me in cosplay, pictures of demonstrations, political cartoons, dozens of images of Alice from Wonderland, and a large collection of the 1863 illustrations of the French book ‘The Earth Before the Flood.’ I suppose getting ceremoniously removed from Reddit as ‘FinnAgainsAwake’ and having many pictures from that Imgur account featured may have been a cause. Reddit owns Imgur, or something like that. I guess I’ll just have to figure out how to get back into my Deviant Art web platform account.
I missed Imgur when I looked at the empty street yesterday. Like a vast blackboard the macadam called to me to use some chalk and draw some lines and….show something, imply something through as few lines as possible. But when I had done street drawings in the past few months I usually took a picture and put the image on Imgur show my drawing to a wide audience. I got thousands of views for a dozen or so drawings.
Below is a video of the illustrations from ‘La Terre Avant Le Deluge’ – The Earth Before the Flood’ – the 1863 French scientific popularization work that was a lavishly illustrated large format book. I found the illustrations online and copied them and spent a weekend cleaning up the graphics. I removed ink spots, stray pencil marks, water stains, et cetera. I put all the images on Imgur. I also made a video slide show.
I also used the video slide show as a video for an Intro Talk – Charles Darwin and the Origin of the Species (9:50 min) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIbuq1q13rQ
So…what in all of this is a threat to Imgur? Maybe it is deviant art…