However, Follow the Flag is clearly a picture of peeling paint on a wooden door. In it, I see the shape of someone holding up a flag while glancing back over his shoulder to remind everyone not to wander off. It is a less than subtle dig at the lines of Japanese or Chinese tourists that I often see in Hong Kong and the rest of China diligently following their tour guide, who is invariably holding aloft a flag as a point of reference for his/her charges to follow.
follow the flag
Although Reclining Nude is not remotely on the same level as Picasso’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon or Braque’s Grand Nu, I do think of it as being cubist in style:
The title of the next picture should be self-explanatory, but you will have to look closely to see that it is derived from a sawn-off tree stump. The unexpected colours are a result of the wood being soaking wet at the time.
fire in the hold
Like Reclining Nude (above), the next picture is of a wall, but it is unlike any other wall I’ve ever photographed.
The next image is very obviously a section of a tree stump, but the lines of short cracks perpendicular to the growth rings look to me like musical notes on a distorted stave, hence the title.
symphony in red and gold
Finally, everyone knows that the moon is made of green cheese, and here’s the proof:
surface of the moon
If anyone is interested in trying to work out the source of this image, here’s a clue: it is from the same type of source as Blood, Sweat and Tears (Photographic Abstraction #16). If you need another clue, look out for Sheep May Safely Graze in the next instalment in this series.
previous posts in this series
Photographic Abstraction #13
Photographic Abstraction #14
Photographic Abstraction #15
Photographic Abstraction #17