Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Hands and Clay - Shadow Series V


Two Generations

Today we return to the Magic City Art Connection.  One thing I dearly love about this event is the  outstanding job they do with providing art activities for children. One fourth of Linn Park is devoted to just that.  I zeroed in on the clay tables mainly because of the incredible light that was coming through the trees illuminating their hands. 


Pinch Pots

27 comments:

Marie Reed said...

Honey girl! When are you going to be in Paris exactly? I tried to open the link on your sidebar and it's not working for me:)

Virginia said...

We arrive 24 mai for 3 weeks in Paris before we go to Fontaine-Fourches!
V

Olivier said...

magnifique, le plus bel hommage a un artiste.
beautiful, the most beautiful tribute to an artist.

Babzy said...

j'aime beaucoup la première photo !

Bibi said...

Look at those experienced hands and the little pudgy ones just waiting to learn...and pinch the pot. I remember making pinch-pots.

cieldequimper said...

Amazing how you caught the beauty. I'm enthralled by the first one.

Sherry said...

Oh, what interesting shots! This is my first time at your site; I love the photo in your header.

Julie said...

Top one is delicious.

B Squared said...

I tried my hand at clay once. Disaster.

Cergie said...

Yes, the lighting is wonderful here on these hands. I have noticed already that for having a beautiful B&W portrait it is better having the face against the light close to a window, so the trees were a good help for you and your camera.

Halcyon said...

Very nice!

BTW: I have some chairs for you today! And I'm still waiting for my list of "must-see" places in Birmingham. :)

altadenahiker said...

I was struck by the long, elegant fingers in the second shot.

(Please bring me back some truffles.)

Marie-Noyale said...

I think this is one of my favorite "serie" of yours...
I love hands and what they say about us...
The lighting is magic...

Kate said...

Hands seem to be a favorite topic of interest. Not unusual I think because of their structure and the use we make of them. It intrigues me how one can be beautiful (by our standards) and another unattractive. And we go to great lengths to adorn them with manicures, polish, and rings. A hard or leisurely life style is often reflected in them. Hands can tell many tales.

frenchie4moi said...

Precious keepsakes!

marley said...

I remember making these at school! In those days it was ok for school kids to make ash trays like this. Not anymore in these PC times! Encouraging smoking through art must be a big No No!

Babooshka said...

What is blogger playing at with comments. Try again. Marley too funny today. The light really is incredible in the mono. Next theme day feet, you will shine.

Jacob said...

Beautiful photography!

Virginia said...

Merci everyone. You know that hands/shadows are but two of my fetishes. I hope you enjoyed the Shadows Series. It's time to move on, and so we shall tomorrow with an artist friend at the MCAC!
V

Bob Crowe said...

My vision is getting tired and loopy tonight. The pinch pots look like low tech dentures. The contrast of the young and old hands, however, is beautifully done.

Virginia said...

Bob , could that be cause we're almost at "denture" age??? Oh please NO!!!
V

King of New York Hacks said...

You make me a better artist each time I visit here. Thank you.

Tash said...

Both are really lovely - the lighting is superb. The 1st is touching & the 2nd very delicate. I like the little bit of clay on the table on the right. Don't know why.

Virginia said...

Tash, I liked the little piece of clay as well! I don't know why either!! HA

Hack,
Thanks for your visits. We all help each other I think.

Blognote said...

Such beautiful photos, Virginia!!
France, here she comes...!!

Virginia said...

Diederick,
I'm glad you liked them. I learn so much from you.
Merci!
V

Maya said...

Fabulous shots!