I sigh. That memory is the reason why I have returned to my first love – photography. The whole process, the camera, the ink-black cocoon of the dark room, it is safety for me.
“If you insist. This new direction is a comment on the divisions between east and west, from the end of World War Two to the Cold War. My signature piece, which I call Die Frauen der Berliner Mauer, is my artistic representation of the Berlin Wall, bound on each side by the east and west of the city itself. The image was taken in Berlin, along the Wall’s route.”
Would she accept this spiel?
“Thank you, Mr Riordan. I know our readers will be charmed by both your new direction, and your explanation.”
19 thoughts on “Place of Safety – VisDare 33”
Some spiel! I’d totally buy it..
Well, I sometimes wonder if artists create their work and then think afterwards about how they need to explain it to meet the expectations of others! Thank you for popping in 🙂
I totally get that. Because sometimes an idea doesn’t make total sense, but you need to get it out of you anyway..and then you see what it means, after the fact. So maybe it sounds like a spiel to the rest of us..
Good one Freya but who is deceiving who?
That was exactly the impression I wanted to leave hanging in the air…! Thank you for popping in 🙂
I like it, artists and their juxtapositions.
Thank you, Kate.
You have so much imagination!! Where do you find it all?
I regularly remove my brain, shake all the fluff, spare change and sweet wrappers out of it and tend to find random story snippets in the nooks and crannies, before I put it back again. Or something…
At least you know how it works! 🙂
I feel there is so much backstory to this character. His insecurity and love of the darkroom leave me wanting more.
That was the plan! I might revisit him at doe point soon. He’s quite an interesting chap… As you say, he has a backstory!
Well done! I like the walls we create, which of course, are not always architectural, but often are emotional.
Thank you Lorri
Mutual deception, brisk dialogue, just a hint of what is passing through the MC’s mind….well done!! So glad you decided to join the VisDare family! Hope to see more from you in the future. 🙂
Thank you, Angela!
well, i for one do find the new direction to be quite charming.
now – was it east or west . . .
Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂