I've been looking at about a thousand Halloween photos!
I figured this one was a good one to wish you a happy Samhain!
Monday, October 31, 2011
Mark Florence took a close up of one of Dale Chihuly's magisterial pieces in the San Antonio Museum.
He mentioned its reminding him of the music (and cover art) of the Cocteau Twins.
I was looking for photos of Liz Fraser and my favorite band and found this.
Here's the song whose title he chose.
It's the opening song on the album Victorialand, which is one of my two favorite albums by the Cocteau Twins.
This and Moon and the Melodies are probably their most impressionistic albums.
Victorialand is an album about Antarctica (perfect that they chose a place on the planet where the human is largely absent!) and the turning of the seasons there and the life largely untouched by humanity. It's like a paean to the pre-human. Or the post-human? Songs with whale intelligence floating through them. Songs that unfold like the Aurora Australis. Songs that capture the changing colors on snow, on clouds.
This album really takes you over to altogether different brain waves.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
This is so Peto.
Okay, it's not a trompe l'oeil painting.
But it's still that sense of monumental scale in the ephemeral.
Which is always a giddy thrill.
Thart2009 totally took me by surprise with this one.
It reminds me of much 19th century photography.
Staged to perfection.
Remember the one with in the sickchamber of the dying girl.
Who was that? I should remember.
I've been a fan of Brian Henry's photographs for some time.
Oddly enough, I'm also a fan of Brian Henry's poetry.
But I don't think "they" are the same person.
But they might be.
I love this ongoing project by this masterful photographer.
One photo a day. Every day.
I'm not sure if it's about recovery but that's how I read it. And relate strongly to it.