Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Aisling - dream - Sounds of the City ~ Scent of the Sea


I want to capture an image of a place I go, a space with no time and multiple planes of existence coincide at once, what hasn't been said can be said and what hasn't been done can be done.


Representative of the conflicts that go on inside my head, spirituality versus science.


People that are no longer here, imprinted on the land, their energy is eternal.



My image is a pinhole image the negative has been exposed three times, a collage of images though not in the conventional sense

17 comments:

Bryan said...

Quite nice. Aesthetically, it is reminiscent of Whistler's seascapes. Another artist that I'm certain you've heard of that comes to mind is C. D. Friedrich. He deals with issues of the sublime and makes brilliant use of the landscape as metaphor. At any rate, keep digging, keep thinking, keep making.

~ Bryan

aRae said...

Hi, this is super.. and i can relate to it so much liveing here, the hours i spend just looking out to sea, the release of all those thoughts,memories and emotional triggers ..well done , its a true reflection of "wish you were here" for me as everytime i look out my first line of thought is too those who are not..
powerfull peice..

Digital Dakini said...

When I visited your beautiful island last summer,I found an amazing smooth white stone on the beach. It sits next to my mouse pad & every time I look at it I remember my wonderful experiences there.
Your exquisite photo brings it all back. Thank you!

Sam said...

This seems like a place frozen in time, almost like a dream but more real than that. I like the composition and grayness, it feels wet there.

norcrossl said...

Beautiful representation of your thoughts. The sea is a perfect location for this piece. It evokes the emotions that you described quite accurately.

anne corrance monk said...

a beautiful,evocative image.....I'm there with you

lebuck8 said...

Beautiful image, and a bit eerie...
Lauren

gracki said...

Wow, this photograph evokes such dramatic emotions, yet there is also a sense of delicateness. The fact that you were able to capture so many different emotions and senses in this photograph is highly commendable. Wonderful!

Seaspaces said...

I love pinhole photography. It has the quality of a dream, doesn't it?

Thank you for visiting my blog, Aisling, and for your comments on my stumbling attempts to sum up my mixed feeling for the place I inhabit. I have been flagged as a "spam blog" - not sure why - So I moved to another one. It is here.
http://betweenscyllaandcharybidis.blogspot.com/

Amy said...

I love your image. It reminds me of the beaches here. I always The beach is my favorite spot, I can really feel serene there.
Amy

Art Ed Guy said...

The elements that I enjoy the most about this piece are the sense of weather - the wind, surf and sea - and the mystery of the figure shimmering within the composition, partly there, partly transparent. Black and white was a good choice for this particular piece. I'd like to see others in this series.

Christy Hahn said...

Hi Margaret,

First of all, bravo on your successful pinhole image! I love the ghostly effect multiple exposures produce and you've definitely accomplished that in your image. I also find that, in addition to your spirituality v. science theme, I think it also conveys a man v. nature theme or man and nature as one. Beautifully demonstrated!

Jennifer Welsh said...

I love your statement. I think it gives a lot of meaning to the image. I really get the sense of spirituality from the image. Like Lauren said it is a bit eerie... but I like that aspect.

Digital Dakini said...

It would be wonderful if you could provide us with some links to music that could accompany your work. I've heard a little about the cèilidh, can you tell us about it?

jmkilburn said...

Grappling with spirituality and science can be mind-boggling, but it is a worthy effort that yields its own rewards. Imaging life not as a wheel, but as a spiral... no starting point and no 'end times,' either. The people of the past may well still be with us, but they lay beyond the 'scientific' boundaries of reality. Perhaps we need a new science? Discussions of this nature, with your figures on the edge of the sea, is appropriate. We all come from the sea.

Rita G said...

This piece reminds me of a documentary I've seen and really recommend. It's called 'Unknown White Male' and it is about a man with total amnesia who experiences the world as an adult through the eyes of a child. There is a scene where he is talking about the first time he experienced the ocean and how incredibly intense it was to feel the energy of all the movement in the vast body of water. Your piece feels like an experience that is intimate and personal, yet so big and beautiful it is impossible to explain. I also get a sense of privacy and ownership of this experience.
~Rita

tovias8 said...

This image is really lovely. The ethereal quality of the figure makes it seem vaguely ghost-like, but at the same time it maintains a very tranquil character. I can imagine how peaceful I would feel to be on the beach in your image, thank you for the mental getaway from city living!