Layers and Meaning

02006-09-17 | Art, Photos | 1 comment


I saw this piece at the James Kelly gallery on Wednesday. What you can’t see because of the small size of the above image, is that there is a lot of text below the photograph of the river Thames in England. The text contains numbered statements that relate to points on the photograph itself that are also numbered. The day before I had written:

I like the idea of writing kanji characters on photographs, exposing a hidden meaning. For example: describing an emotion that is not at all obvious from the picture, maybe even contrary to the image. A serene landscape with kanji of violent emotion. Or, busy street or photo of butcher with kanji of peace…

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  1. yumiko

    good idea, yes.

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