Monthly Archives: July 2013

Mother Knows Best…

Mother Peacock & Babies

Hurry! Let’s get going!

Sound familiar? Yup…Moms come in all forms and as we all know…it really doesn’t matter if the kid is human or animal – she just knows what’s best.

Amazing – this peacock mom knows instinctively that her babies are safest in the forest. “Instinct” – what is it? It’s that feeling down deep in your gut, not in your head, in the very pit of your stomach that tells you what to do.

When you see a situation that needs immediate response – you just do it – haha, kind of like Nike – imagine you’re sitting in the eighty second row of Yankee Stadium…Jeter strikes a foul…the ball sails left, headed right for your face…..Instinct – got it!!! you put up your hands and you just won the lottery for any Yankee enthusiast.

Or you see some ducklings cross the road with a MACK truck careening towards them – instinct and some insanity throws you in front of the truck to save the ducklings – instinct…safety.

Not so dramatically,  photographers who capture animals for a living have to have animal instincts too …even if they’re only human – if you want to capture something out of the ordinary, it simply comes from your gut.

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Get Real!

Grounds For Sculpture

Grounds For Sculpture

Optical illusion? Or reality? We weren’t quite sure last Friday when we visited the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton, NJ. What an amazing experience – amidst 43 acres of cultivated gardens we came upon life size “people” making love, picnicking in the nude – OMG – we didn’t know if we were interrupting an intimate moment or viewing the most prolific sculptor of the 21st century.

Whew…they weren’t living – Seward Johnson fooled us all with his mimicry of 19th century painter Edouard Manet’s works. Imagine, walking around a wall of cypress bushes and there is the 3-D version of paintings we learned about in art history class.

This is just one of many scenes “stolen” from the great masters.

Wonder what Manet would say if he saw his oils whimsically recreated into a real scene with bushes, water and seemingly “alive” but actually stone cold life size bronzes?

So here’s the gist – Manet painted in a 2-D Medium – fabulous – Johnson made it 3-D – haha – now we transformed it into a new 2-D format with the digital camera 150 years after Manet’s initial concept. Question – is this a portrait of friends in the woods like we show in our People Portfolio – or is it merely a fantasy – an optical illusion? A theft?

You decide.

Another thought:

Are we being a voyeur by watching these two?

Seward Johnson at Grounds for Sculpture

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