------ updated july 31st 08, fine art print added ------------ updated october 23rd 07, print added ------Image Description:
Ive been trying to sum up the critical information about an image in the title, but its often the case that the title itself is an unreliable and vague wordplay requiring its own explanation. Fear of misunderstanding and lack of confidence in the images ability to speak for itself inevitably leads me to drag my fingers into a longwinded explanation;
In this case the name is a reference firstly to the flow of stone and its liquid-like forces and movement, ripples and currents, how it holds each fallen leaf still while at the same moment seeming as though it is sweeping them along... Secondly the title points to my attempt to give a water color appearance to the image, difficult without adding paper texture, but the effect is at lest noticeable if not perfect thanks to the light contrast and color palate as well as painstaking work in shadow shape and graduated tone transitions [it is more noticeable at larger image sizes]
... The third meaning of the title is to the water actually present which was portrayed more like cloud then a waterfall, and its motion converted to static cloak.
The concept of the photo revolves around subjects that are what they are not, stone that is in motion but is still, photo that is a painting but is not, water that is invisible but is there. Hence the real subject is illusion, using nature photography to bring into question the absoluteness of so called reality, or at lest an attempt to question the truth of what people commonly think to be real.------ ------ ------ ------ ------
(Open Edition) Print Version: Color Version
(also see the Black & White, Tone, and Inverse versions if online (green dot), or if offline (red dot) then write me and ask about availability.)