Sunday, October 18, 2009

Every Picture Tells A Story

I finished River of Regret today, the inspiration for which you can find in another recent post.The fabrics are variously printed or shiboried. It's a bit of an unusual piece for me, but I enjoyed making it.

Here's the backstory ~ I'm not sure what the original photo is of, but I'm pretty sure it's an aerial shot of some place in Asia, possibly China somewhere. The ponds look brackish and remind me of mine tailings or other industrial waste sites, places that are fallow and ruined, devoid of life.

Photos like this bring to mind how much damage we (collectively) have done to the planet, how we've caused extinction of so many species and raped the land of natural resources, leaving toxic deadness in our wake. Hence, the name River of Regret. It's not often that I mix politics and art, but I think I just did.

2 comments:

tiedyejudy said...

And what a beautiful job you did of a sad subject! I think this is one of your best works, and that is hard to say, since I like them all. But this has incredible visual interest, excellent use of color and texture, and you have captured the image you were using as your guide and transformed it into a work that draws the viewer back to study its form and complexity. Not to sound trite, but I think you have found your voice!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Powerful like Etheric Substance. Thank you.