AFRICAN MEMORIES

Not long before we came to America, we traveled in Tanzania. When, much later, I looked at a photo-album of that trip, I discovered that several of the pictures had suffered serious water damage.

Others may have been dismayed at seeing this, but I was delighted.  What the water had done, was beautiful. If you have followed this blog, you know that I find pleasure in  incorporating natural processes, chemical transformations  that require the passage of time, in my art. Time, memory, serendipity, the metabolism between humans and nature,  are my constant themes. In those inadvertendly altered souvenirs, I found them united.

Of course, I played with them. Adding layers, incorporating some painting and external images including in one some dried rose leafs.   Tripping in Memory Lane.

This is part one.

1-coast-var-3-lowres

2-tanz-3-lowres

3-tanz-var-lowres

4-gieren-en-maraboes-var-lowres

5-serengeti-var-lowres

6-after-the-kill-lowres

7-bomboka-super-var-2c-lowres

7b-tanz5-crop-lowres

8-zanzibar-kids-var-7-lowres

9-tanzania-sunset-lowres

These images are low resolution, but they exist in high resolution of which I sell archival prints (send me an email if you’re interested) which show a lot more detail. For example, here’s a detail of “After the kill” (the 6th pic above) :

detail-4

I hope to post part 2 soon. Happy holidays…

 

 

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3 Responses to AFRICAN MEMORIES

  1. denisedans says:

    De foto’s zijn er inderdaad mooi /interessant door geworden.

  2. deborahbeachpackagingdesigncom says:

    nice!

    Deborah Davis, partner BEACH Branding & Package Design 718-876-7271

    deborah@beachpackagingdesign.com

    http://www.beachpackagingdesign.com

  3. The impact of these uninvited artefacts is stunning and they also remind us how fragile our memories and records of the past are.

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