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Sunday, 26 April 2009

Salvation Mountain

I've always been a fan of religious iconography but I have never seen anything quite like the phenomenon of Salvation Mountain in California! The 50ft high by 150 ft wide creation of Leonard Knight's is an evolving entity, which he continues to work on to convey his devotional message that 'God is Love'. It's not that I'm particularly religious myself but it's difficult not to be moved by the effort which has clearly been worked into every inch of this beautiful construction, even more so when you read his story and find out that his first mountain collapsed after many years of work, and he simply started building all over again! Although he is shy to be described as an artist as such there is no doubt that this is an incredible piece of inspirational artwork (however you choose to define those terms!).

See Salvation Mountain and thanks to Unusual Life and hoveringdog for bringing it into my life with their amazing photos, I'll definitely be marking Salvation Mountain on my US map for the travelling i'm sure i'll get round to some day!

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The 365 Phenomenon

Who'd have thunk it, that taking a self-portrait every day for a year could be so challenging on the creative juices! And also extremely popular, the main project 365 group on flickr currently having 13,436 members worldwide, so here's just a tiny fragment of faves from fellow photographers on the same timescale as me (personally day 80 today!).


My day 77, part of the "saturday haturday" project I set myself, although I only own 3 hats, so have now moved onto random items such as this fruit bowl for the Geisha effect!

7 of 365

My sister's lovely day 7

085/365: Whrrrrrrr's awesome day 85

050/365: I Will Give You The Whole World.

Diamond Farah's beautiful day 50

and a couple more so lovely but I couldn't get html for...

Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Chocolates for Easter!

My latest Foundlings Jewellery creation, and absolutely my favourite so far... ever! The choccy box is weeny, only an inch and a half long!