19 November 2007

hand signals (siena)

Arches HP 300 gsm, 14" x 10".

change of pace. i asked siena to stand before me, and use the placement of her hands on her body to convey a mood or meaning. i cropped her with the camera to put all the emphasis on her torso, which acts as a kind of landscape or stage.

light came from the right, fell onto the floor, and radiated up along her figure and the wall. i treated surfaces roughly to bump the image out of representation and into iconography. the background deep yellow mixed with black shades into green, while her torso is in muted shades of red.

for some reason this seems to be one of siena's favorite images. the first time she saw it, at the start of a session, she simply said, "sweet".

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