Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Drift

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Images from travels in Rome ... Paris ... adrift amidst mist, a twilight promenade, evening falls, the sky mirror glimmers ... "Water is to the landscape as the soul is to the body." (Jean-Marie Morel) ... "Water is the gaze of the earth...." (Paul Claudel)

Muscular limbs of trees and torsos ... trunks. And through the landscapes of folds and veils, gestures of grace, filmy gossamer draped, statues at rest, in shroud or gown, diaphanous.

4 comments:

pensum said...

I am a diluted being. Without all this water, I would be a stone.
Bram van Velde

jacky bowring said...

Ahhh, perfect, and ..."art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony..."
Viktor Shklovsky

pensum said...

touché! (and i should say i rather enjoyed your journey updates, if only everyone's vacation photos were such a pleasure...)

jacky bowring said...

... thanks ... to travel to such places was an incredible opportunity, a wonderful wealth of experience, imagery, material for mining. Next up, the USA ...