Here is a flashback to an Impulsive Review I wrote in 2010 when I first met and experienced Leslie Ditto and her amazing works:
These, at times, amorphous, subliminal, vivid and epic works invoke stories waiting to be told, feelings waiting to be pulled and stretched, and ultimately reflect how the eye could be the window to the soul (Leslie's work is physical proof if ever I have seen it).
Leslie Ditto has fashioned some of the most creative, engaging and inspiring art of the 21st Century.
Leslie Ditto, the modern surreal artist, had an entrancing display of her skilled artwork on hand at the New York Comic Con in October 2010, including three limited giclee prints (two of which can be seen framed in the pic to the right): Alice in Wonderland, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and a third Gaga-like woman over a city titled Princess of Pop.
Leslie's work catches the eye and further envelops the mind invoking sharp feelings and thought. Her brilliant and innovative ideas and techniques form intricately stunning pieces of surrealism; her attention to detail is keen. There is certainly a modern - never before seen - tone to Leslie's work, as there is also a certain throwback to classic art, inside and outside of the surrealist genre.
See the amazing breadth of work at her Facebook site Leslie Ditto Art HERE
IMPULSIVE REVIEW Grade: A++
Scaling across the myriad possibilities of reality, Philip K. Dick renders the future with the foresight and creative genius of a visionary turned Nostradamus, and eighteen of his intricate tales from the early years of 1954 – 1963 are captured in this powerfully provocative edition The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick Volume Four: The Minority Report.
This volume’s title is named after a frightening glimpse into a world without violent crime in the short story/novella “The Minority Report.” When a system is built upon the precognitive abilities of three mutant crime-prophets, murder is a thing of the past. But Dick explores the idea of imprisoning people who never actually committed crimes, but were instead “detained” by a special police division for being about to do the deeds, the “pre-crimes.” If it is possible for human beings to warp the system and frame the man who invented it and was responsible for the non-violent decades, than is it not possible that punishing people for things they have not yet done skirts and perverts the moral compass governing society? This stark glimpse into the heart of humanity and its future explores philosophy and intelligent detective lines of reasoning, while the brilliant prose thwarts the readers' guesses and moves them along a thrill ride of suspense. This is a masterpiece.
This collection contains only the best of Dick’s shorter works, and that is saying something, considering how grand his portfolio became over time. Each piece of speculative fiction gives rise to a range of emotional responses and thought provocation. While “The Minority Report” became a movie of the same name, and “Recall Mechanism” was drawn out in a sci-fi blockbuster starring Arnold Schwarzenegger titled Total Recall, these are not the only stories that warrant attention. The entire book is full of gems that cover a vast number of topics and characters set in extremely believable and fully-dimensional worlds.
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BY R.J. HUNEKE
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