Thursday, May 08, 2008

Gustav Cramer

Untitled (Woodland) #56, Gustav Cramer

With the rain and with all these things climbing out of the dirt in my garden--I think they're called "plants"--I can definitely feel my state of mind switching over into the spring mode. I'm always surprised at how one day you see mud and leftover winter out your window and then the next day you see withering Daffodils and Peonies about to go off.

But I love having more garden than I can possibly handle. It's the way it should be. I've seen this guy Gustav Cramer's pictures a couple of times now on places on the internet and it's pretty great for the way it expresses that threat that nature carries to do fine without us. In his woodland series all the woodlands look they're places happy to be finally left alone. That's how I see it, anyway. Something about them reminds me a little too much of my own backyard.


Hmmm? said...

I love taking pictures of plants and the environment. You should see some of the pictures I took in Hawaii. I think I dominated Gustav. But maybe it is kinda hard to take bad pictures in Hawaii.

Mindstroller said...

i bet i could manage to take a bad one

HerrHerr said...

Those are quite fantastic, especially "#15".

Mr. Hill said...

I'd love the chance to take a bad picture in Hawaii. It would probably end up being my favorite.

I like #34, too. It'd be pretty amazing to see an exhibition of those in a large format.

That just made me think of the time I visited the Rothko Chapel in Ft. Worth. It would be a similar effect, maybe.