Monday, 13 October 2008

Magical Place



It took me a long time to get to this magical place, and now that I have arrived, I wish you were here...

14 comments:

aRae said...

lovely work Mairi, quite seductive.. i luv the layering it works realy well, and the colours used..

anne corrance monk said...

magical image

Digital Dakini said...

I see a female figure walking hypnotically toward the waves and feel that the two are one, different forms of the same essence, and I hear a calling in the wind - thank you for sharing your powerful image.

lebuck8 said...

Great work Mairi. It is so peaceful, I wish i was there!

gracki said...

Dear Mairi,
Your photograph and the text you wrote with it is visually stimulating and introspective. It reminds me of a dream. Great work!

Amy said...

I wish I was there too! I love your photograph and the scene of the ocean
Amy

Art Ed Guy said...

Hello Mairi, There is a nice sense of mystery and weather in your work - the combination of feelings and memories that many of us have for being close to large bodies of water, the sense of weather and smells that come from this sense of place....especially in an off season when the beach can be a quiet and reflective place and the sound of the surf and the wind are all that you hear. You have done a nice job of capturing a sense of your environment while also inviting my own connections to the water.

Christy Hahn said...

Mairi,

Interesting description. It's very lyrical. Your image features themes of transformation, movement and the subconscious. It's dream-like to me because of the floating figure. Interestingly, your foreground echoes the natural qualities of the ocean in the background - fluid and ever-changing. You live in what seems like a heaven on earth.

Sam said...

I really like this. The image is rhythmic and haunting, but I don't feel scared but rather peaceful.

Digital Dakini said...

In your image, the figure repeats and retreats in space and is seen from the rear - In DuChamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, the figure repeats in profile with little or no change in size, with only changes in gesture. Both effectively depict motion in 2D space.

jmkilburn said...

I can see a bit of Man Ray and a bit of Rene Magritte here! The horizon is fairly high here, with the bulk of the image concerned with the surf and sand. The permanence to earth and water is contrasted by multiple exposures of yourself, speaking of the temporal nature of our existence. Maybe there's some Eadward Muybridge in this, as well? It looks like a lonely magical place... which may not be a bad thing!

Rita G said...

This is a powerful piece and rings true to me personally. It has taken me a long time to get here and escape the dull and monotonous place I thought I was doomed to stay in. In Philadelphia, I have found my future in so many ways. This program is great and I am very stimulated by the art education profession. There is so much art and culture here and it seems like endless possibilities.

Rita G said...

I forgot to mention how the shadow images remind me of how I sometimes observe myself in different states. Sometimes this state is my past, present, future, the professional me, or the student, friend, daughter, sister, roomate, companion of my roomate's cat, or even my private self of which only I know.

Bryan said...

Very interesting idea of creating space with repetitious figures. Hooded figures remind me of Peter Doig. Also, have you seen the work of Gilbert and George? I'm sure you have, but if you haven't come across it yet I think it may interest you. Not all of it, but there repetition and patterning are quite interesting.

~ Bryan