Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Doing, Done and Undone

I was taken with these images as an unlikely pair. The left I shot at the Metropolitan Museum, an interesting example of an artist's methodology in painting. The right I shot in New Orleans after Katrina, carefully painted on a fence and then partially obliterated, perhaps not by the artist. They came together for me as a musing on portraiture. In one case an identity mandated by societal mores — community and the other an identity obliterated by societal mores — community. One old, one modern. Doing and Undone, what a pair.

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