Wednesday, February 3, 2010


What I like about this shot by Clark Little, a photographer who gained notoriety for his images of the Hawaiian surf, is that it does what Georgia O'Keefe did for skulls and flowers.  He transforms a mere compound, that being water (actually, a ubiquitous chemical substance and I had to look this up because as far as I knew, water was an element) --------- where was I?  : )

In this particular image, Clark Little turned a mere compound -- a wave -- into a Man-o-war, a conch-shell, an orb, a piece of blown glass.  Whether it's something to study or hold or ride, it's painterly and with impact.

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