Shadow Play

Shadows are ubiquitous. We see them, dawn to dusk, sharp and well defined on a bright, sunny day to barely discernible as daylight fades. They can be softly veiled in pale, indoor light.

We see shadows on the ground or on a wall. It’s a thing of a thing. Or a person. Sometimes the shadow is cast on another object or surface, neither ground nor wall.

Shadows layered over shadows dance together. They make graphic patterns with lines on sidewalks. They make their own abstract shape when cast by sculpture. They can be solid, block like or delicate and lacy. They can’t be contained as they zigzag up and down steps. They’re like wispy tracings or sharp and hard edged depending on the light.

If the shadow gets our attention do we also look for its owner, the thing that cast it? It’s marvelous, isn’t it, that we can tell that the flat shape represents a three dimensional object? But what? It’s sometimes hard to tell, I admit.

The following photos show shadows that I’ve captured, here, there, and everywhere. As you will see, I’ve cast a wide net.

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

St. Jo, TX

Me and My Shadow

Me and My Shadow

After The Rain

After The Rain

Edwards, CO

Cafe, Edwards, CO

Bridge in Woods, CO

Bridge in Woods, CO

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Houston Museum of Fine Arts

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Screened Off

Screened Off

African American Museum, Dallas

African American Museum, Dallas

Atrium, Dallas

Atrium, Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Dallas

Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe, NM

George's Place

George’s Place

Louise Campbell, Very Round Chair

Louise Campbell, Very Round Chair

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

 Round and Round

Round and Round

Circular

Circular

Zigzaging

Zigzag

El Anatsui

El Anatsui

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Woodcreek Ranch, TX

Juan Fontanive - sculpture

Juan Fontanive – sculpture

Orlando, FL

Orlando, FL

Lisbon

Lisbon

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal

Courtyard Dallas

Courtyard Dallas

Here are some photos that YOU sent for SHADOW PLAY. Thanks for taking the time to share your vision. Shadows are everywhere, aren’t they?

Bruce Schlein

Bruce Schlein

Alice Schlein

Alice Schlein

Audrey Greene, La Guardia airport

Audrey Greene, La Guardia airport

Diane deMoye, Biltmore Estate

Diane deMoye, Biltmore Estate

Jeanne Sanders-Shadow Casters II

Jeanne Sanders-Shadow Casters II

Moses Hoskins - Isfahan

Moses Hoskins – Isfahan

Stan Feld

Stan Feld

Phillip Goodman

Phillip Goodman

RoriKnudtson_DeadReckoning_FEB2016 copy

RoriKnudtson_DeadReckoning_FEB2016

I am happy to also include this link from Rori Knudtson.

http://www.theinfiniteseed.org/

Theme #8 is AROUND THE CORNER, ACROSS THE STREET. Show us the familiar and unfamiliar of either or both. Email your attachments no larger than 1MB by May 15, 2017.

 

 

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