Friday, February 4, 2011
The Grace of Trees
Nearly two years ago, when I took this photo of a sandy lane in North Carolina, I felt such a strong affinity to this place. It contributed to the impetus for the latest work-in-progress. Where does the road lead? Why do the trees beckon?
I often used similar photos or paintings when I was teaching, as story-inspirers. Who is on the road? Where does it lead? What is that place? I loved how the same scene could inspire such different responses. The artist or photographer has already selected details and tone. Each viewer then reshapes the scene with his own eyes.
I'm wondering what you see/think/feel.