Tangled Narratives

I walked the dogs in a rainy woods the other day and found myself thinking quite a lot about a recent exhibit I visited by Debra Eck and Molly Jarboe entitled “Tangled Narratives.”

The images that presented themselves to me could have been a part of that exhibit…  A different view – my deeply personal version – of a similar theme.

I am frequently inspired by other artists… and I come home and create work that is in their style, or following their theme…  And it is fun.  But it feels like cheating.

It isn’t really, though.  Is it?


Mollie’s reflections on Tangled Narratives.

Deb’s video recording experiment of Tangled Narratives.

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5 thoughts on “Tangled Narratives

  1. Artful abuela September 25, 2012 at 10:33 pm Reply

    all art is inspired by visions of other artists and personal by our personal experiences. your photos may pay homage to the work of ms jarboe but they are wholly yours. i must admit, i, too am inspired by the work of these artists, as i have also been inspired by your images, particularly the meditative photographs from earlier this year. thank you for sharing this post and for sharing the work of these two talented women.

  2. tenderardour September 26, 2012 at 6:57 am Reply

    Thank you for your comments on our work! I’m really enjoying your photography and your blog!

  3. Emily September 26, 2012 at 9:33 am Reply

    Baroque and Classical composers used to “cheat” like that all the time. In their view, it was more like they were trying to improve or make a variation on each others’ ideas. Like, “Interesting. I see what you did there. But here’s what I can do with it!”

  4. Emily September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    That is to say, it’s only in a world of copyrights and lawyers that we are afraid of the interplay and exchange of intellectual themes.

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