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Ballet Roots
« on: July 05, 2017, 10:53:33 AM »

A new series...
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2017, 01:01:30 PM »

Nicely seen. #1 and #3 are my favourites.

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2017, 01:31:30 PM »

Thanks, JNB.
Here are three more.
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2017, 02:22:30 PM »

Nice idea, Eric. I think the two #2 are the best.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2017, 02:23:40 PM »

Clever title.   :D
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2017, 03:29:52 PM »

+1. And Jeremy's right.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2017, 07:57:36 PM »

Thanks Jeremy and Russ.
And Otto: I resisted the temptation to add a subtitle: "Just some trees Putin their toes wherever they feel like it."  ;D

And here are three more (and that's it, unless I find some thing stupendous).
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2017, 09:40:41 PM »

These are really quite good, Eric. But to my mind, they are eerie and remind me of bones exposed as some earth recedes. Back to the earth they must go.

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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2017, 10:06:07 PM »

These are really quite good, Eric. But to my mind, they are eerie and remind me of bones exposed as some earth recedes. Back to the earth they must go.

Yes.
I assume these are emerging from sand? Fine seeing.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2017, 02:13:51 AM »

Great idea, these are very inspiring indeed. I like the stark contrasts.

(For some reason I got reminded of Matisse cut-outs, maybe just because it's about dancers?)
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2017, 05:16:56 AM »

A new series...


Noanet: cave drawings!

Strikes me as a great series of possibilities, too.

The problem with having "eyes" is that it distracts one from going about one's daily business, unless, of course, that is one's daily business.

Sounds like something Saul might have said, if he's said it...

;-)

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2017, 05:18:20 AM »

Great idea, these are very inspiring indeed. I like the stark contrasts.

(For some reason I got reminded of Matisse cut-outs, maybe just because it's about dancers?)

Good call on the Mattise resemblance

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=matisse+dance&bext=msl&atb=v71-7&iax=1&ia=images

Nice set Eric, the more I look at them the more I'm seeing.
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2017, 05:54:15 AM »

What a great series! Congrats Eric

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2017, 08:30:12 AM »

+1. And Jeremy's right.

Yes indeed.
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #14 on: July 06, 2017, 09:57:54 AM »

Fantastic idea and great sequence, Eric :D

Numbers 2 and 3 from the first set are my favs.

Nicely done.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2017, 07:06:45 PM »

Fabulous work, Eric.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2017, 08:58:22 PM »

Thanks everybody.

As for Matisse, I hadn't consciously thought of him, but I do like his cutouts better than most of his earlier work.
There is an interesting Matisse exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, mostly of objects that he collected and then made paintings from. Tom the objects were fascinating, but most of the paintings seemed to me to pale in comparison. Often I was thinking, "He shoulda used a camera."

My tree roots are much more heavily processed than I am accustomed to, but once I hit on this high contrast effect with the subdued background, I decided I liked it.

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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2017, 09:05:08 PM »

These are exceptional. Great series, Eric!
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Re: Ballet Roots
« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2017, 11:47:05 PM »

Thanks, Bob.
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