Monday, November 8, 2010

new pics

Roots, bound.



















11 comments:

Nancy Natale said...

Very cool!

cathsheard said...

Gosh, they're so ambiguous. One reminds me of hair... I think they're fascinating. Can we see more if there are?

david weir art said...

Like your work.

Pam Farrell said...

Thanks all, for your comments. Catsheard, I do have more, and I'll upload then when I have a little time.

Again, thanks!

Chris Neyen said...

I like what you are seeing,... and saying in these.

Pam Farrell said...

Thanks Chris...I'd love it if you would elaborate a bit on what you feel I'm saying...

Chris Neyen said...

Pam, There is a book by Robert Henri, American Painter of the ashcan school. In it he states that when others seek to close the book and be done, the artist opens it again and looks deeper showing that there is more to see.
These are roots which we have all seen many times, but you have re-opened the book and shown us that there is much more to experience. So for me, your saying take a second look here,there is something interesting, exciting or beautiful here.

Stephanie Hoff Clayton said...

I purposely looked at the images before reading what they were. I was thinking a loofah until I learned they're roots.
I enjoy your photos very much, Pam.

Pam Farrell said...

Thank you Chris, for elaborating on your thoughts. As an artist and as a psychotherapist, I am often interested in mining the overlooked, the stuff we might miss that sometimes sits just under the surface, and those things that have been relegated to marginality.

Stephanie, I appreciate that you chose to experience the images without the benefit of knowing their origin. Part of my process in choosing what I shoot, and in the image offered up, is reversing the priorities: the unimportant becomes prominent, and the context ceases to dominate.

Thanks all for looking and commenting. I'll have more in an upcoming post...

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Deborah Barlow said...

The images are stunning, and the commentary that followed is also rich. Thanks for putting this out there Pam. Very thoughtful and inspiring all 'round.