I pretty much LOVE everything painter and photographer Marilyn Minter creates. Her images are dripping, oozing, wanting, pulsing raw art.
The series “Snow Beds” are photographs I shot in Koli National Park in Finland in the middle of winter with four hours of light during the day. I was an artist in residence in the middle of a nature reserve, alone. The “Snow Beds” are my diaries from that period.
December 6th: I wanted to come to Koli in the dead of winter. I’ve had had a fear and fascination with the dark for my entire life. I thought I would be afraid here, alone in the wild. I have always felt safe in downtown Manhattan, Prague, Paris, in the center of big cities. The countryside is foreign to me. Surprisingly I feel safe here, it’s my Motherland, she must be cradling me. The darkness doesn’t frighten me. It’s so quiet, this must be what it’s like being buried. The only sound is the snow falling off the trees, it’s a soft thud that is comforting.
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Having fun cutting out stencils! Old school skilzzz Ø
As a child my favorite book was “The Red Balloon” by French author Albert Lamorisse. This photo is a tribute to the main character Pascal and his red balloon that follows him around Paris. The story is a vision of child’s retreat into an inner world that is free of mean parents, bullies, and scornful teachers. Photo I of II. From the series “Departures” Prague, CR
Photo © Minna Pyyhkala