Monday, November 9, 2009

The Tapestry Unfolds a Little Further

As of late, I've continued to experiment with my 'Tapestry' series. Although it may look like a dreary, photographic rendition of something akin to Picasso's "Blue Period," the actual tone of these images isn't intended to be depressing at all. In actuality, the images are more about the passage of time and our place in it, particularly in natural settings. Risking pretentiousness, I might say that in a way I'm trying to capture the past in the present. Read previous posts about the technique here.
My wife and I were able to spend this past weekend in New York and were fortunate enough to see the Robert Frank's "The Americans" exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was familiar with Frank's work but must admit that I was really blown away by the collection. Several of the images particularly struck a chord with me because they seemed to be more about the essence of the moment rather than the subjects that they portrayed –exactly what I've been reaching for in this series. Some images were quite dark, and the subjects were treated as a vehicle to express some deeper emotion. They definitely gave me the encouragement that I needed to explore this experiment further.


Heather said...

Everything you've shared from this body of work so far has had an otherworldly feel to it, and there's also something very peaceful to the images (I think the blue cast definitely contributes to that). I look forward to seeing you develop this series further.

clay bolt said...

Hello Heather!

It is really nice to hear from you, as always. Thanks for taking the time to look at more from this series. I hope that you'll continue to share your thoughts – I really appreciate the feedback!

Have a great week.

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