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Ancestral Pressure

Ancestral Pressure

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  • john
  • oakville, ON, Canada
  • 27 Aug 2008, 01:10
Now that is really funny!
blackdog: ..or not. I think there is a serious point in there ;o)
  • Ada
  • In my little hole
  • 27 Aug 2008, 01:15
The humor is like!
blackdog: Yes brings a smile, but I think there is a serious point in there too ;o)
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Aug 2008, 04:32
This is hilarious!
blackdog: Yes brings a smile, but I think there is a serious point in there too ;o)
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Aug 2008, 06:32
This is so many ways....great tones, great composition, great find....
Love the humor in it....
blackdog: I think humorous yet with a serious edge ;o)
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 08:20
smile this is so good
blackdog: Thanks Paul,
  • Kathryn
  • Germany
  • 27 Aug 2008, 09:09
Oh yes!
blackdog: I know just how the artist must have felt ;o)
I like this, Mike. Who's work is this btw. The cracks are quite unnerving.
blackdog: It's a sculpture student from college a couple of years back, sorry I cannot remember the name anymore. My loss of memory is unnerving too! Apparently the cracks were accidental, but I think they make the piece.
Humorous but a little serious at the same time. The past as a burden?
blackdog: Spot on Ian!
I like this.
blackdog: Thanks ;o)
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 11:17
A very thought-provoking piece of work - I wonder what sort of relationship the artist had with his/her family? Good shot.
blackdog: Indeed, I was impressed with it too. Apparently the cracks were accidental, but I think they make the piece ;o)
  • PhotoSam
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Aug 2008, 12:39
one pf tose timkes where the title really does make the photo..
blackdog: I think I am just reinforcing the artists message, rather than putting my own spin on it ;o)
I think this is brilliant. If the mantlepiece as original then it's a great bit of querky interior design. But not the place to rest your glass of wine ... ;-)
blackdog: No, its a sculpture by a 3rd year Degree student from a few years ago - but you would have to move the relatives over to make room for the glass!
This could either be deadly serious or a bit of fun Mike. But it is a very amusing shot none the less
blackdog: I think serious with a light touch, certainly not straight humour as some seemed to interpret.
  • tim
  • some were in Armley, Leeds:)
  • 27 Aug 2008, 19:14
well i can see the the humor what with the title but i can also see a fabulous piece of work Mike.
blackdog: Thanks Tim - not mine I hasten to add, just the photograph ;o)
  • Ada
  • a very dark room
  • 28 Aug 2008, 01:48
ahhhh....... the past as a burden (Ian's interpretation), I do see that. I have to study this image a little more and tell you my own interpretation.
blackdog: Thanks Ada, yes Ian had it right; the burden of memories - increased by the number of photographs we take to ensure we keep them.
Stil-life on a mantlepiece? Well spotted & shot, Mike: it's a decent piece of sculpture!

Did you buy it by any chance?
blackdog: Ha - no I didn't, but I did like the idea a lot. An interesting take on photography (and its meaning) from a sculpturer!

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