Thursday, February 11, 2010
Romance of the Tropics #6
In 2008 I added photographs of butterflies to the symbolic mix in the Romances. I have photographed them at Butterfly World near Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the past five years. As part of my cosmography they symbolize beauty, peace and our brief existence on this earth. Number Six is one of my favorites because the central nude figures stance implies bravery and strength. I struggle with composition in the Romances, moving images, lines and shapes about, changing size, and transparency over and over, but this is one of the most successful compositions of the series.