Sunday, January 6, 2008


High tide retaining walls at Dade County Park on Biscayne Bay. The rocks are fossilized seabed, now bleached by sun. Image was a while ago, maybe May 2007. Found it today in My Pictures and I saw it differently than when created very quickly. Need to look at it more, so placed it here.

Weekend has left me with no current collage project.

Debi was too kind today in her wonderful blog. Her photos are truly solid and by solid I mean of the highest quality and singular vision. Her work exudes integrity, excellence, enjoyment and uncompromising reliance and belief in humanity. I am amazed and inspired daily.

My first poach was of one of her excellent photographs and I feel guilty because I have placed it in my portfolio even though she owns it, heart and soul.

Like the picture above, Debi's image was done very quickly, and that "ease" and speed left me feeling like it was rushed, superficial. Debi's picture is not - I like it so much - and I really should rename it as suggested to me.

Thank you, Debi.

Some people put a comma there before the salutation and others do not. I admit that I do not have all the answers.


Sue O'Kieffe said...

i am attracted to the greyscale of this image. i also love to take photographs of rocks. it's fun to see how much your work has grown. i will look forward to seeing where you go next with this. and yes, your work is beginning to grow on me as well, along with your understated sense of humor and your abiding gratitude. thanks for helping to open my eyes a bit wider as well.
~sue okieffe

Kris Cahill said...

Hi John,
Thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog. I've added you to my blogroll as well. I especially loved your 'Hummer' comment!!

I enjoy how this image changes in scale; it looks kind of like a dangerous cliff one could fall into, and it also reminds me of Escher's labyrinths. I like the grays, with the deeper blues and lighter sand colors peeking out.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

Personally speaking I find that an artwork worked on quickly can be a work done on instinct. Instinctively knowing where each piece, colour and element belongs.It can be a lot more pure and honest than a work over-thought and over worked. However that's me and what works for one is not neccessarily the other! I look forward to seeing what you will do. One thing I do notice with this one is that there's not colour aside from shades of seems unsual (although not bad) for you. Maybe affected by emotion?
Just my 2c.

griesmail said...

I am fon of "greys", do you know Morandi?

Neda said...

Amalgam of emotions. There is something sad and delicate in this image..Could it be that our footsteps in the sand have already erased?

John (Copyright JMM 2007-2008) said...

Thanks for your kind words, everyone - I will research Morandi soon....