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.
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) :
I hope to post part 2 soon. Happy holidays…