Redwood, Duckspool, Somerset, 1989.
Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Fabriano 5) from original 8×10 inch negative.
Stone, Clouds, Aeolian Butte, Near Mono Lake, CA, 1993.
Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose paper (Fabriano 5) from original 11×14 inch negative.
Reading Ben Ehrenreich’s powerful book, ‘The Way to the Spring: life and death in Palestine‘, where he is talking with one of his friends about American criticism of stone-throwing Palestinians:
“in the face of [systemic violence–the land theft, the permit system, the military courts, the economic hard squeeze in its multitude of forms]…[Americans] want to talk about stones, stones thrown at soldiers wearing helmets and body armor, soldiers who routinely fire far more sophisticated and lethal projectiles?” – Penguin Press, NY, 2016, page 44
and Ehrenreich adds a footnote to this:
While visiting Palestine in 1857, Herman Melville wrote in his journals that the region “is one accumulation of stones–stony mountains and stony plains; stony torrents and stony roads…Before you and behind you are stones. Stones to the right and stones to the left. You see heaps of stones here and there; and stone wall of immense thickness are thrown together, less for boundaries than to get them out of the way. But in vain; the removal of one stone only serves to reveal there stones still larger, below it.”
Ardhanarishvara Painting With Padam Singh, Deepak Mahal Chauk, Mehrangir Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, November 14, 1995.
Platinum-palladium print on 100% cellulose (Wyndstone vellum), from original 8×10 negative.
A reminder to those who think Trump and extremism is the way forward. Don’t mess with the dark-fair, woman-man, nourisher-destroyer completeness of humankind.
PS: This print got damaged while in storage… hence the strange white blotches 🙁
[not for sale]