Misty Jetty – Sue Dobson

 Posted by on November 21, 2011  Add comments
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This is one image of recent work in which I explore Dream and Memory using constructed realities.

I used Jung's work on dreams, the Collective Unconscious and universal Archetypes as a starting point, and discovered I was mostly working with the Wounded Child aspect of myself. This is an image which at first appeared to have little to do with me, but later revealed itself to be deeply personal, dealing with a sense of dislocation.

This is one aspect of my photography practice which I wish to continue exploring, and I feel like and archaeologist in the territory of my mind using a camera as a digging tool. As Rick Sammon says: 'the camera looks both ways'.

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  7 Responses to “Misty Jetty – Sue Dobson”

  1. Welcome Sue, its nice to have you join the community.
    I love this image it talks to me in many ways, thank you for sharing it with us all.

  2. This is a captivating image!

  3. Hi Sue. Wonderful picture

    I find that this is a grest example of an artist getting huge things from the work which may not be apparent for audience.

    Without reading your words I was immediatly drawn to the image primarlly because it is so beautiful.

    I saw a young girl looking back at a childhood she is about to leave behind. Her future, which we can all see behind her, is somewhat unclear but we can see that it is an interesting, peaceful place and that someone is waiting for her there.

    Reading your words gave me a better understanding.

  4. Very interesting image. I love it and the thought behind it. It has sparked a chain of realization for me. Enlightening. Thank you.

  5. Yay, Sue this is a grand progression from the innerlight images and your thinking then. So glad you’ve shared it.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing Sue; the image and the understanding behind it are inspirational, exactly what we had hoped having guest posts would do. I love the dream-like qualities of this one.

  7. thank you all for your comments, I find them very heartening. I am thrilled to be invited to contribute.

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