Please do not Misinterpret my Composition(s)

April 12, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

      This is a piece made ready for my exhibition last year with the help of a great young friend and colleague of  different ancestry and sex.  It is a piece done in Cuba of my partner . She is in silhouette and it is difficult to say whether she is looking in or out.  My friend suggested that  I alter the image  this way to increase the difficulty in discerning  when viewing it. That lead me to think of the true title of this piece-"Introspection".  So you see she help  me down this path to conceptual photography.

But I am not using the image to offer her my depths of gratitude. She already knows that I am indeed grateful. 

But I am using the image to state  this:- "PLEASE DO NOT MISTAKE MY INTENTIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE IN NO WAY POLITICAL". IT IS ALL PSYCHO-SOCIAL. 

 Many people in the Caribbean suffer first and foremost from an identity crisis. And even the experts and intellectuals who believe they are  helping, they are not because they are still looking in the wrong places for answers and they themselves don't know they are DOING THEIR WORK in the wrong way or they refuse to believe  so.

Common sense will teach us that if you want to know yourself you need to look  first at yourself  in a mirror-that will give a physical reflection and you then need to know the workings of you- that means you need to examine yourself  mentally ,  emotionally and socially no one can do that for you-that is, introspection.

So  START LOOKING INWARD IS ALL THAT I AM SAYING. IF THAT'S A POLITICAL STATEMENT PLEASE FORGIVE ME.

I AM NOT PERFECT  AND I AM IN SILHOUETTE- that's NOT TOO BRIGHT

 

 


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