Sunday, 29 March 2015

Las Vegas Chrysanthemum Distilled

The series Las Vegas Chrysanthemum started as a graceful, pink chrysanthemum, for me a holy flower, and turned, via rather banal processing into these very artificial pictures. My inspiration is what I think of as a the pinnacle of artificiality - Las Vegas - with its lights, shows, shotgun weddings, drinking and gambling, something I perceive as a living nightmare, based on our unwillingness to deal with life's realities  and a deep sense of greed. 

I do understand why artificiality can attract us; either as an escape, a vacation from life or as a study in what is certainly a rather shady part of the human condition. Still I believe that we lose everything when we remove ourselves from nature, and I do hope we will be able to find ourselves as a part of nature again before it is too late. After all, nature does very well without us, but we can not live without nature. 














2 comments:

Paris Rendez-vous and Beyond said...

Bravo! Bravo! I think these images are totally beautiful....but your words!!!!!!! The most meaningful and truthful words I have ever read on any blog. Well done.

Thank you so much....I wholeheartedly embrace the words and sentiment! Now I'm going back to read them again dear Linnea!

Ciao

R

Kristin Linnea Backe said...

Thank you very much:)))))))))))))

Have a good Easter with what I hope will be a lot of marzipan eggs.

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