Thursday, November 18, 2010

More Fun With Color

I need a break from large "series-based" work now-and-then. So lately, I've been catching myself taking these Andy Goldsworthy-esque photos just for the sake of beauty. (Take my post a few days ago as an example.)

Well I did it again with the remnants of our first snowfall of the season. This time, I spent an hour yesterday morning rearranging berries in my front yard that were picked off our tree. I love how calming and meditative the process is.

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Cute. A little "fun." A little boring.

When I checked back 4 hours later, I was able to make a better photo. The sun had gently melted the berries into the snow:

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I found a nice quote from Andy Goldsworthy that speaks to the images he makes of his "installations." It may say something about the pair of images I made above.

Each work grows, stays, decays – integral parts of a cycle which the photograph shows at its heights, marking the moment when the work is most alive. There is an intensity about a work at its peak that I hope is expressed in the image. Process and decay are implicit.

- Goldsworthy's quote from "Andy Goldsworthy: Art of nature." Feb 19, 2006.


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