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Adding a new link

September 15, 2021

“To my mind one does not put oneself in place of the past, one only adds a new link.” - Paul Cézanne

(I Was. © 2013 Look Studio)

I was is the first in a series of images, the Chakra Series, photographed from a wonderful old vinyl chair at the home of my friends, the Coverts, in Cody, Wyoming.

My interpretation of this simple image depicts a child in the Mother’s womb, the beginning of a new link, as Cezanne describes.  The past tense title references the creation of a unique child from the DNA of its parents, the nine months of nurture, and the wonder and miracle of life that creates a new link to the past.

This series also correlates to Chakras from early traditions of Hinduism. The next image in the series, I am, represents our individuality.

(I am© 2013 Look Studio)

The cracks from the aging blue chair graphically depict a reminder of the focus that we gain through meditation and the essence of our being.

(Left: I FeelRight: I Can. © 2013 Look Studio)

(Left: I Love. Right: I Speak. © 2013 Look Studio)

(Left: I See. Right: I Know. © 2013 Look Studio)

I Speak and I Know are shown in more detail on my website.  If you have an interest in any other work in the Chakra Series, I will be happy to send you a link directly.  I also have small prints of the complete series framed in 11" x 14” white frames. Please contact me here. Thank you!