Friday, October 23, 2009

Ambiguity: a sculpture and a manipulated photo

Moved from the Metaphoratorium Gallery, then from the archives of this blog....

Here's a very low-res digitally altered photo of a sculpture of mine that now lives in Dedham, MA. You can judge the size against the objects in the background, on the left a printer, and on the right, a file sorter tray. I think I did the alterations in Neopaint, an old DOS program. Below is the black and white of the original photo. I like the mystery, first in the confusion of gesture -- is the figure straining to hear or covering ears to block unwanted words? Secondly, is the face masculine or feminine? ---- Mar Walker