Friday, April 23, 2010
Bern Brown: Woman Threading Needle
I like the dichotomy in this work.
Here we find a woman engaged in the delicate act of threading a needle by candlelight. But look at her powerful hands, and her classic outdoor jacket. Not just that, but the struggle takes place amidst the struggle between light and darkness.
But its not all dark and light in this work.
The candlelight is soft and it looks like there are soft folds of cloth surrounding her, and the woman's has a semi smile on her face as she threads the needles. There is a kindliness about the subject, which is as sensitive and as warming as the soft candlelight itself.
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