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. 


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!



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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