Monday, January 08, 2007

"The eye sees not itself, except by reflection..."

-Wm. Shakespeare, Julius Caesar

Sightless, I stumbled through the mountains
Splashed through icy streams
Tumbled down slopes and
Struggled up brutal inclines.
I felt the warmth of the sun,
The chill of the water,
The grit of earth and stone.
My toes found the edge and
I could sense the waiting void.
Outstretched, my hand met only air.
A single frozen instant lay between
Myself and Gravity's pull.
Unexpected warm breath on my cheek
And my eyes opened.
Blinking in the sudden bright
I saw myself poised to fall, and
Reached for the offered hand.
I saw myself reflected in the eyes of the stranger
And I wept


Blogger John M. Setzler, Jr. said...

This is pretty neat :) I like the multiples and treatment of the same image.. nice work :)

2:10 PM  
Blogger Lisa Lent said...

how cool sara :) me likes

6:07 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Andy is back :)

7:02 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Very well done...and a better subject than Warhol's soup cans if I may say so. Well done.

5:05 AM  
Blogger Obsidian said...

In the Houses of Parliament, after a vote has been taken, the result of the ballot is often concluded by saying "The ayes have it." Dreadful pun for a truly intriguing picture - sorry! :-)

5:41 PM  
Blogger TheStick said...

Very creative!

7:23 PM  
Blogger Elizabeth Abbott said...

Really neat collage! And I love the poem that you've put with very well with the photo.

8:51 PM  
Blogger davidsmeaton said...

a yea or self portraits?? this could get interesting. love what you've done with the eye ... it's very andy warhol! :)

i look forward to checking back regularly.


9:15 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

The eye is from the self portrait posted previously? Interesting effects. The collection looks good together.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Saracat said...

Thanks for all the great feedback! I hadn't really thought about Warhol when I did this - I was just having fun with the processing (although I may have been sub-consciously channeling soup cans or something...;-P).
And the eye is from a different shot from the same series that produced the first image - it's close, but not quite the same.

5:08 PM  

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