Oh holy mother of pearl, I lost a very long reaction to you! (#@##$!%!%!%$@$%#%!!!)I said (fricken grumble grumble blogger!) that this photo in and of itself is unsettling. It brings to mind a host of questions like who put it there, adult or child? And for what purpose? Do they laugh at it? Do they grieve the loss of a child? Do they even notice it any more?And then as a piece of art I wrote about how if this were a photo taken by a woman and put into a gallery it would be discussed as, perhaps, a commentary on feminism or the state of womanhood. And I wonder then how this affects the nature of art itself? Do our interpretations have value on their own? And of course, as a consumer of art and literature, I have to say it is just that, the dialogue between art and consumer that gives value. But when there are assumptions made or misunderstandings arrived at, how does this affect the nature of art? You would say, this was just a peculiar event you happened upon and you took a picture, but you took that picture in such a way and laid your own interpretation of the event before presenting it to us. And so art is a continuation of filters, from one person to the next. And so this doll with a boquet presented at her thigh presents much more than just this.I love this photograph.oh, and you.xoerin
that's quite an image--gotta blow that up full size people!
Robert, this is a powerful image. One of those pics that speaks absolutely by its own. No words, no explanations, just a fist, no, rather an avalange of sensations. Great!
is a terrific atmosphere, but in a strange way magic....
I love roadside oddities! And that's quite a find. Very compelling, thought provoking and eerie. Beautifully executed. I love it.
Wow, really strong photo.
Ok... not sure what I think. LOL! Hmmmmm....
Dana - if i were woman and took this would it make it easier? this is just a question. erin and i have spoke of this so i am pitting it out there.
I want to thank everyone for coming to this post and commenting. I have been busy with work this last week and haven't really been able to get back here. ~robert