the world's edge is its heart: a week of silent images: 7

1:13 PM Posted by James Owens

6 comments:

James said...

Very interesting picture. It sort of reminds me of a giant shell.

James Owens said...

James: Hmmm ... I guess you are right, it does look like a shell... I hadn't thought of that before, but now this seems like a clever follow-up to the beach in the previous post :-)

Claire said...

james the title of your post summarises the picture.

the photo itself has so many layers. although it is fungus, it has an element to it that looks like a shell and then there is also the possibility of petrification due to trunk to which it is attached.

is this not like our characters? layered, hidden yet visible, raw and somewhat differently interpreted by each passerby...

James Owens said...

Claire: Thank you for such a thoughtful reading of this image. This layering and ambiguity that you see is very close to the way I would like my pictures to be received....

Roxana said...

i am intrigued by this picture... from all the possible interpretations, right now i am thinking: an offering, for an invisible deity, who perhaps bears no name and will never be known through rite or revelation, yet pervades everything.

James Owens said...

Roxana: How do you always...?

I have been thinking that this picture's secret title is "the chalice" -- but you say what this means better than I could....