Meanderings Issue 2…
Quotes of the Week
“At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism.” (Berger 1972)
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way . . . and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.” (Blake 1799)
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (2012)
Between the Word and the World by Anna MacDonald (2019)
Walks in the Wild by Peter Wohlleben (2017)
Images of the Week
The first day of spring was a beautiful day in Skye giving a real sense of the changing of the season – from a season of becoming to one of emergence. This first image is sunrise over Broadford Bay and the second one of my images from a successful shoot on the same day.
Concepts and Ideas
Following a presentation to fellow PhD students I received some very helpful comments:
- Derrida’s deconstruction can be applied equally to what I am trying to achieve in my imagery as well as deconstructing my photographic journey past, present and still to come.
- In double exposure work the glimpse might be defined as the space between the two moments of capture.
- Play and experimentation is important in artistic work.
Barnes, M. (2019). Into the Woods – Trees in Photography. London, Thames & Hudson/V&A.
Berry, W. (2018). The Peace of Wild Things. London, Penguin.
Hurd, B. (2008). Stirring the Mud – On Swamps, Bogs, and Human Imagination. Athens, Georgia, The University of Georgia Press.
Shepherd, N. (2011). The Living Mountain. Edinburgh, Canongate Books.
Whall, M. (2020). “29 June – You staring at me and an Oak Tree staring at each other for 24 hours.” Retrieved 4/3/21, from http://www.mirandawhall.space/?p=5037.