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02/22/2016 10:48:23 AM · #1
Inherit the Dust
02/22/2016 10:51:26 AM · #2
Oh my -- that's awesome!
02/22/2016 10:54:16 AM · #3
I thought they were photoshopped! That's even more incredible!
02/22/2016 11:04:10 AM · #4
Magnificent.
02/22/2016 11:39:40 AM · #5
attractive. hokey. verging on bathetic.
02/22/2016 12:46:58 PM · #6
Awesome. Thx for sharing.

I thought it was going to be about sensor dust :)
02/22/2016 01:27:37 PM · #7
A wonderful series. His animal shots, alone, have a remarkable soul or gravitas to them. The series is otherworldly, bringing the beasts back into spaces they have lost, and the contrast is sobering. I'm not sure how this qualifies as "bathetic", or even verging on it...
02/22/2016 03:16:50 PM · #8
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

A wonderful series. His animal shots, alone, have a remarkable soul or gravitas to them. The series is otherworldly, bringing the beasts back into spaces they have lost, and the contrast is sobering. I'm not sure how this qualifies as "bathetic", or even verging on it...


I was confused and disappointed by that, as well. I found it extremely moving and very powerful. But then again I'm huge animal lover and find the endangered status alarming.

However, in wondering why she posted that, I started thinking about what the people in the pictures thought of it all. It's easy to be moved on the other side of the world. But with some of the incredibly hard lives pictured in the photos -- it makes me think that perhaps photos of happy life-sized humans should be included, as well. Are they also a disappearing breed? (not that the people aren't happy. I don't know that.) But there seems to be something more than animals missing in the photographs. The garden of eden is a long time gone, I guess...
02/22/2016 04:03:47 PM · #9
at first I thought it was a clever montage - photographic montage. and then discovered to my amazement that it was a virtual montage. I think "bathos" is not wholly inapt.

at least we are provoked to question. but what? what are we questioning? are we not sufficiently disquieted? in the end I wonder if such monumental beautiful/strident works help to reveal anything the human soul needs to recover itself.
02/22/2016 04:23:43 PM · #10
Thanks Paul. I saw the announcement from the Houck Gallery. The exhibit opens on March 10th in NYC.
02/22/2016 04:48:59 PM · #11
"Bathos is a literary term derived from a Greek word meaning “depth”. Bathos is when a writer or a poet falls into inconsequential and absurd metaphors, descriptions or ideas in an effort to be increasingly emotional or passionate."

"Bathos : ...an effect of anticlimax created by an unintentional lapse in mood from the sublime to the trivial or ridiculous."

"Think of bathos as an abrupt shift in tone from high to low. Bathetic style can be unintentional or used for comedic effect, as in this famous line from Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: 'Why are people born? Why do they die? And why do they spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches?' "
02/22/2016 04:50:57 PM · #12
What's with the axe to grind, BM? What is the problem with one person expressing a dissenting opinion? I'm not trying to persuade you to change yours. Wendy, why talk about me in third person? I'm right here. And you don't know my dedication to animals.

Most of this fellow's work is just way too melodramatic for me and Inherit the Dust is overly contrived. We have the art and we have the message. Great message, but I don't feel like this grandiose, in-your-face slant for the art worked well. I do like some of his older, less perfect, less worked-over shots. And as for message - I find this illustration more compelling.
02/22/2016 05:12:36 PM · #13
thanks, skews. Brandt's images are undeniably beautiful and grand in the best sense of the word. one wonders at the necessity of the monolithic conversions and placement.

02/22/2016 05:24:45 PM · #14
Originally posted by skewsme:

What's with the axe to grind, BM? What is the problem with one person expressing a dissenting opinion? I'm not trying to persuade you to change yours. Wendy, why talk about me in third person? I'm right here. And you don't know my dedication to animals.

Most of this fellow's work is just way too melodramatic for me and Inherit the Dust is overly contrived. We have the art and we have the message. Great message, but I don't feel like this grandiose, in-your-face slant for the art worked well. I do like some of his older, less perfect, less worked-over shots. And as for message - I find this illustration more compelling.


I was talking to the world in general and more specifically bear's comment, not specifically to you, that's why the third person. I was simply saying that my over the top love of nature created a strong initial reaction, but your comment surprised me and made me look harder wondering what you were seeing. I wasn't claiming you lack a love of nature. I also wasn't claiming to understand where your comment came from. I was just saying that I found it interesting that my second look, trying to figure out the why of the comment, made me see something other than I initially saw.

That's all.

Message edited by author 2016-02-22 18:23:25.
02/22/2016 05:27:26 PM · #15
Marijuana Cookies anyone?
02/22/2016 05:40:12 PM · #16
Originally posted by MAK:

Marijuana Cookies anyone?


Yes, please. SC has run out of their stash...
02/22/2016 05:57:32 PM · #17
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by MAK:

Marijuana Cookies anyone?


Yes, please. SC has run out of their stash...


I stole 3 boxes when I left...
02/22/2016 06:48:50 PM · #18
I am impressed by the site and his work. Thank you Paul. Artistry and social conscience/responsibility/whatever can co-exist. I wouldn't like that to become extinct.
02/22/2016 07:12:35 PM · #19
Originally posted by skewsme:

What's with the axe to grind, BM? What is the problem with one person expressing a dissenting opinion? I'm not trying to persuade you to change yours.

Nor am I trying to persuade YOU to change yours. I have no axe to grind here. I was simply expressing a dissenting opinion myself. In the next post, in fact, I put up some definitions of "bathos", assuming someone would (correctly) tell me that by those definitions the work is indeed at least "bordering on" bathetic.

Since nobody has stated the obvious, I'll say it myself; I think my gut-reaction denial-of-bathos was probably misplaced, and I can see what Skewsme was pointing at...
02/22/2016 07:17:51 PM · #20
Wow....this photo and the story beneath it is incredible.
02/22/2016 07:20:40 PM · #21
Originally posted by MeMex2:

Thanks Paul. I saw the announcement from the Houck Gallery. The exhibit opens on March 10th in NYC.


Gallery Exhibit I will be sure to attend. Thank you.
02/22/2016 07:35:31 PM · #22
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Since nobody has stated the obvious, I'll say it myself; I think my gut-reaction denial-of-bathos was probably misplaced, and I can see what Skewsme was pointing at...


I think the unusual presentation is worth discussing. With or without weed.
02/22/2016 07:40:19 PM · #23
Thank you BM, Wendy and tnun, for the consideration. Discussion is good.

Message edited by author 2016-02-22 20:37:45.
02/22/2016 07:42:25 PM · #24
Originally posted by kirbic:

Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by MAK:

Marijuana Cookies anyone?


Yes, please. SC has run out of their stash...


I stole 3 boxes when I left...


Ha!! I KNEW it!!
02/22/2016 07:45:31 PM · #25
Originally posted by Judi:

Wow....this photo and the story beneath it is incredible.


No wonder his work looks familiar. Those petrified animals were extraordinary.
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