The Bust

 Posted by on February 15, 2014  Add comments
Feb 152014
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This stump immediately reminded me of a glass bust that Andre Kertesz used for a series of polaroid photographs that he made not long after his wife died.

Google it and you will enjoy the pictures.

So here I was, in a sunny paddock on a hilltop, trying to make an image of an object that I had seen in a series of tabletop photographs made in a New York apartment.

Quite simply it isn’t possible to tie that range of thoughts together in a recognisable way so I just went grungy and out of this world. It seemed to work.

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  5 Responses to “The Bust”

  1. It reminds me more of a sentinel keeping guard, that was the first thing that came into my head when I looked at the image.

  2. I think it doesn’t seem to work, but DOES work 🙂

  3. This is gorgeous.

    It’s a family joke, the amount of distance between leaps of thought and connection that I have, and yet there always is a connection, however tenuous. My goal now is to make those references a little more obvious; sometimes it’s sledgehammer stuff, but I guess subtlety comes with practice.

    Now I have seen the Kertesz picture you had in mind, I believe that if they were put side by side it would be very obvious how that picture has informed your work even if you have treated it differently. Pauline and I have had a discussion about our work being influenced by other artists that we have seen/heard/felt (include here music, painting, and all) as well as our own experiences. I believe that it comes out somewhere whether we are conscious of it or not.
    I love the effect of your textures – do they come from the environment in which you’re photographing?

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