Homage 2

By mrswoolybill
An explanation of yesterday’s upload. I’ve been fascinated by this little memorial since I saw Rende’s pictures of it a while ago, and desperately wanted to see it for myself. We visited the cemetery in early evening, with the most beautiful low sunlight filtering through the trees. I was nonplussed at first as to how to approach the subject as our host has made it very much his own. I hope I have done it justice.
A farmer died tragically in an accident. His family commissioned this little sculpture for his grave - the whole family are cut out in silhouette from a steel disc, and rise up together in a circle (yesterday’s upload was one of the empty outlines left in the base).
Reunited in dance? Giving praise? Reaching towards the light? (V1 is the shadowy side, V2 the sunlit side - look at the difference!) The doctrine of the resurrection of the body? Positive rising above negative? You decide.
Tomorrow, some different graveside uploads.
Thanks for looking,

Tags: Specialist and abstract

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mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 7:50AM
Davey_griffo was the nearest by the way. He has a good pair of eyes.
Quote: I thought it was one of those Scooby-Doo moments, where someone dashes through something solid (a door or a wall) & leaves a person shaped hole in it.


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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 May 2010 8:14AM
Two fantastic images, Moira, and a very interesting story to it. Carol
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:18AM
Shows how much I know, I was miles off! What a lovely idea, the family are close by to their loved one all the time. Sensitive captures of this beautiful and unusual grave sculpture.
Rende 11 38 4 Netherlands
11 May 2010 8:18AM
Hi Moira, you've captured them beautifully; the light in V2 is gorgeous. I've posted the image where you're shooting these and provided a link to these images. (and it works! Wink )
baclark 9 3.7k 24 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:25AM
Just seen Rende's upload, the sculpture is much smaller than I had envisaged. Funny how scale is so tricky sometimes. Great to see you in action too!
jonwebber 9 4 1 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:36AM
Tricky things, cutouts. Idiosyncratic even. Very well done.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:45AM
Rende's upload is here . Reciprocal linking, the forums would have a collective fit...
Thanks everyone, glad to have erercised a few brains yesterday.
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 May 2010 8:46AM
Yes I was spot on with my guess.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 8:49AM
Danny -
Quote:You tease........

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 9:14AM
What a super tribute, albeit very moving. Your shots have done it justice Moira, you have captured the light superbly in both versions.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
11 May 2010 9:47AM
Well observed and recorded. Very interesting background info.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 9:56AM
Real;ly interesting to see the way other people do things
What a celebration your image in V1 suggests.. And I am sure that is how it was meant
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
11 May 2010 10:18AM
Good photography Moira especially in conjunction with yesterdays Image.
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 10:33AM
Excellent capture Moira, what a beautiful idea and beautifully taken by yourself.

TelStar 13 116 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 11:18AM
Love the interplay of shapes and light in this. Nice depth.

11 May 2010 11:56AM
Nicely done Moira, this little staue has some huge beauty for something so small, a great tribute to the person who lies here.

Joline Plus
12 30 53 United States
11 May 2010 11:59AM
I remember this from Rende's portfolio. Such a touching memorial and you have presented it so well, especially v2. A remarkable work.
11 May 2010 12:00PM
Very good images and an excellent piece of art.
imagio 11 12 1 England
11 May 2010 12:33PM
Works well Moira, both..

tony64 14 204 9 England
11 May 2010 12:50PM
Yes, I see it now! This works so well. Difficult to get a sense of scale. This is so unusual Moira! An excellent capture at the perfect time of day.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 May 2010 1:14PM
I am sure Rende posted some pics with just the shadow of the hand and a leaf.Must have a check on that !! Surprised to see how small the sculpture is.Think I prefer them from the sunlit side.More in the spotlight !!
Good shots Moira.
Silverzone 10 2 England
11 May 2010 1:17PM
A lovely uplifting image. To me it sybolises The overcoming of death and lifes bonds united in love. Sylvia
Jat_Riski 9 89 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 1:19PM
Superb capture Moira.
NevP 12 853 13 Canada
11 May 2010 2:56PM
I find this very moving. Very nicely done.
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
11 May 2010 2:59PM
So now we know. It is so sad but in a loving way. Their meaning could be any or all of your thoughts. You've done it justice Moira, beautifully............Sandy
Bob_V 10 1 2 United States
11 May 2010 3:20PM
Two great images and a fantastic story.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 4:04PM
Just got home to a lovely surprise - thanks to everyone, and particularly to NevP for his award. That puts me in some very distinguished company.
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
11 May 2010 4:51PM
Moving image and commentary. The light in v1 - beautifully captured.
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 5:40PM
interesting story, I viewed Rendes photo and see how small this sculpture really is - you have done a great job here Moira
11 May 2010 5:42PM
Bet you felt it in the knees taking these Moira Smile

John Smile
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1929 United Kingdom
11 May 2010 5:43PM
The knees, the elbows, the backside, John...
Cheers everyone, I guess I'd better get dinner ready or I'll have a mutiny on my hands.
pascalg Plus
10 37 France
11 May 2010 7:09PM
cleverly done !
glyndwr 11 66 10 Wales
11 May 2010 7:30PM
I did see Rende's upolad today, I would never have guessed.

Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
11 May 2010 8:17PM
Hiya Moira,

Just arrived from yesterday,,,How brilliant are these and tiny just had at your link to Rende's.I was expecting them to be bigger,
Great study,

Roly 11 Wales
11 May 2010 8:49PM
What an unusual memorial.Fantastic idea and very well captured Moira.
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 3:17AM
Interesting story complimented by 2 lovely pics with nice lighting and shapes Moira.

Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 8:56AM
a wonderful upload - a tragic story and a wonderful and thought provoking memorial. Thank you for sharing this set Smile
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
12 May 2010 9:00AM
the interplay of shapes and light in this works so good!!!!

excellent work
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
12 May 2010 6:39PM
Two terrific images Moira, you've captured this sculpture so well
Adderwatcher 8 60 19 United Kingdom
12 May 2010 6:55PM
This is excellent and such a nice thing to do in remembrance. Great captures.
Mavis Plus
16 143 2 England
14 May 2010 6:37AM
A wonderful uprising . So much happier than the Victorian Angels. I would like something like this on my grave Smile xxx
jools59 9 4 1 United Kingdom
15 May 2010 11:58AM
V1 for me Moira...fab shot..Jools

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