"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." - Dorothea Lange

Monday, September 09, 2013

bringing it all together: new work from uganda

During my travels, I was influenced, moved, challenged and inspired not only by the people I met, but also by the music I heard, the books I read and the art I saw. It was quite a significant convergence for me to experience.

The book that stirred me deeply was Abraham Verghese's Cutting For Stone.

One of the exhibitions that had a huge effect on me was "A Visionary Modernist" by Sudanese artist Ibrahim El-Salahi.

When I read the following words by El-Salahi on one of the text panels, I was stopped in my tracks:

The subjects are looking at and through me, as if trying to remind me, through their perfect silence, of what I had failed to see.

With that, I'd like to share some of my new work. (Please excuse the repeats.)


Anonymous said...

Amazing. You did it again.

Anonymous said...

One of the things I really admire about you, Gloria, is that you take the time to put these things together. That's the part I usually fall down on: oh, sure, the pictures get taken, but then they just go into the air, as it were. I guess follow-through is not one of my long suits, whereas you have the whole package. A couple of my favorites in this series were the shoes and the man with the brassieres. Great work! Marti

Anonymous said...

Stunning work. Looks like it was a very good journey.
- Susan

Anonymous said...

Stunning. They are painterly, provocative and persuasive. - A.

Gloria Baker Feinstein said...

Thank you! I so appreciate your very kind remarks about the work.

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Anonymous said...

the one of the little girl with the white dress. ... Uh. My heart!!