Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Hushed Abandonment

5 comments:

Paul A Telling said...

I think i had one of those dolls for many years. Or my sister definitely had one that photo broght back many memories of it just like it is in the photo thrown ot one side. Sort of peaking up in the peripherals of memories through out my early years. Very interesting! Great job and love the photo and title its almost a little like "Saw" in its noir like horror feel!

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Bill Zuback said...

Paul, thanks for the comments. I'm certainly a fan of horror films so it isn't a surprise that they influence my work at times. I have a poem that goes with the image as well that I may reveal at some point. I think you must win the award for being my most distant blogger to leave a comment on my site. Thank You! When I was 18 I applied for a Visa to move and work in Australia but was turned down. I guess I didn't have any skill sets at that time that were of value? It's often amazing to think how our lives would be different given the different paths we choose or are chosen for us. Thanks again for your interest!!

studioga08@mac.com said...

A Doll Series takes me back to Disney's Pinnocchio. The contemporary world has masted the Doll to horror in a much greater emotional stretch. Abandonment in your revelation seems edged to the frightful. The yin & yang of your doll relationship catches that foreboding, especially the button eyes and the brick basement wall in harsh lighting. Abandonment seems frozen and haunting. Well done !

Frieda Babbley said...

Coming back to this weeks later, I'm still seeing the same thing here and it cracks me up unbelievably. The Raggedy Anne doll in the front looks so darn pleased with herself. Even her arm is posed in such a way as to tell you so, and also as if she knows she wasn't supposed to tie up her sister. (I'd prefer not to read into that thought, :D but I have to say, I feel her abandonment.)

Bill Zuback said...

Thanks Frieda for your your observations on this image. I like your interpretations and generating your own short story. Mine is much different and no surprise much darker. That is what is so great about art and interpretation.