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Today’s Photo Friday entry is entitled: Photographic Art © Jan Marshall
Photographic Art. Photos as art? Photos OF art? Photos enhanced to be more “artsy”?? I can’t wait to see how everyone will interpret this assignment! I’d been thinking about how *I* was going to interpret this assignment since Jan (of the blog “A Curious State of Affairs) came up with the idea two weeks ago.
It’s been a long and tiring and emotional week for me. An excellent friend of mine passed away on Monday morning. My mind has been a bit occupied with things other than doing something fresh and exciting for Photo Friday. Despite not getting much in the way of inspiration, I still very much wanted to participate. Hoping my entry isn’t a complete cop-out. I messed around with a number of photographs doing different affects and enhancements, but didn’t end up with anything that I really liked. So I ended up deciding on a photo OF art.
In one of my curio/collection cabinets I have a small oil painting on canvas done by an artist in Zambia. I’m pretty sure it’s a painting that the artist recreated often to sell to foreign tourists, but I bought it anyway because I loved the bright colors, the long lines, and the general grubbiness of it. I look at it and I can hear the excited chatter. I wonder “What is it that has captured the attention of these ladies?”. It’s only about 4″ X 8″. I’ve not yet framed it. But I thought that this would be a good place and time to share it. I don’t know the name of the artist, but his cell phone number is on the back! Perhaps I should call and ask his name!
In Zambia, as in many African nations, it is unrealistic to string phone lines, but very reasonable to set up cell towers. People who can afford phones don’t have land lines, they carry cells.
Here is my unnamed, unsigned, Zambian work of art…
Don’t forget to check out the other participant’s work! I’ll be posting links as they become available.
Next week’s assignment? “The View Through My Window”…