Portraits of Myself
On cloudy days I miss sunshine…and shadows. Yesterday the sky was (almost) cloud free, the sun was shining brightly, the magnolia trees were in full bloom,
…and I had a good time playing with my shadow.
…one of my favorite autobiographies: Portrait of Myself by Margaret Bourke-White (world famous pioneering photographer, who happened to get her start here in cloudy Ithaca) and
…the masterful “Light & Shadow” art of artist Kumi Yamashita, who describes her technique as:
I sculpt shadow with light or sometimes light with shadow, but both function in essentially the same manner. I take objects and carve and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).