Friday, February 3, 2012

Looking towards the future

In recent weeks, art has taken over a large percentage of my time. I am trying to prepare for an exhibition which will be taking place in a couple of months. This has led to a sort of tug-of-war with the writing. Both are demanding taskmasters as they both require a great deal of time and energy.
Don't ask which is winning!
I have decided to start off my first blog of the year with a group of photos that have interested me for various reasons including their political importance as well as their social relevance.  The image above happened two days ago in Paris. The Presidential hopeful, Monsieur F. Hollande, was doused in flour by a female protester. I thought the picture was beautiful for three reasons. First, the way the flour surrounds him is almost biblical, second, the expression on his face and third, the motivation behind the act.
France is struggling to come to terms with its future without first healing past disgruntlement.

This second picture is of Ukraine's former Prime Minister, Ms. Yulia Tymoshenko and her daughter. It dates back a few months. She was put on trial and though many observers have been scandalised by the whole process, she has not had a stronger support than her daughter's. The image is both poignant and affirming. The mother offers comfort to the daughter while the daughter leans in to let her mother know she is there for her.

This third image was also culled from the internet. Its's a pellican collecting its meal.
Well, the survival of any species is about the ability to adapt and keep moving. You have to keep on keeping on.

This for me pretty much sums up the other two pictures. This year is going to be a battle to survive, to come out victorious in spite of the odds against you.

Have a good year!

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