IPhone photos of the Presidential debates / DSLR images of rock and tree forms around Sydney
No Signal – Distorted TV images of the 1st presidential debate I was watching in Sydney, (caused by wind moving the antenna) epitomise the overbearing and interruptive style of Trump. These images are unique despite being transmitted globally as the resulting pixelated and blurred image was in itself unique to this moment in time and this television. At this stage it was assumed Clinton would win, with these images now showing an unexpected prescience.
Patternicity – Our brains have been hard wired to turn shapes and patterns into recognisable images that can be mistaken for other things. Known as Patternicity and extending to faces, human bodies and symbols. These photographs are a progression from my series of anthropomorphic images found in rock forms.
Spotted and Lemon scented Gums with their smooth textured bark and delightfully human wrinkles lend themselves to patternicity. In this series of images of local trees and rocks I have referenced natural forms that could be mistaken for humans or extra terrestrial beings. The wind sculptured rocks at Curl Curl headland become a woman’s torso. Tree limbs become female bodies or otherworld creatures.
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