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12-JUN-2004 Rene Little

+STONE Age Man by Rene Little

Mt Hagen Papua New Guinea

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Guest 19-Jun-2004 13:30
.. of my college days, when I was strolling around art studios.
Love this stone work of yours, Rene!
Philip Potts 14-Jun-2004 01:48
Hi Rene, good shot. Makes me wonder about who carved it and how it was carved.
Konica Minolta Users13-Jun-2004 13:25
Fascinating sculpture. It makes me curious of when it's from, for whom and for what sacred or profane purpose it was made etc. When I looked at the full picture in the CX-thread I saw that he/she is grinding something in what appears to be a mortar, which makes me speculate that the figure might be a symbol for one central period in the timecyle that structured these peoples lifes. Such an interpretation adds a structuring aspect of the sculpture to the one already there i the stone it's made of. Nice image in any case.

Konica Minolta Users13-Jun-2004 01:37
To Adrianox
Adrian thank you for your very kind words. These competitions are really helping me with my photography. A few months ago I would never have thought about background much less colouring etc. Now when I shoot a photo I try to consider everything. I am glad that you think he is interesting.
Kind Regards
Konica Minolta Users13-Jun-2004 01:35
Hello Jose
I agree with you, I can't quite make up my mind about being sad or scarry. I will take a photo of the complete sculpture and post it as a thread on the Minolta Forum the whole sculpture is quite bizarre. I bought him in the Solomon Islands 2 months ago and to this day I still quite don't know why I did, and my girlfriend who was with me at the time was amazed that I did :-). Possibly because he was so different from any of the other stone carvings there. My girlfriend was there last months and bought a more traditional carving for me which is more pleasing to the eye, but possibly not as interesting.
Kind Regards
PS Thank you for the critique.
adrianox13-Jun-2004 00:42
g'day rene - good to see you entered for the challenge - i found myself drawn to similar subjects today at the brit. museum... this is a powerful image in it's simplicity, and the good dark background serves to emphasize the facial features, and texture of the stone.

thanks for this gem.
Konica Minolta Users12-Jun-2004 12:10
It scares me... or is "he" sufering? I don't know. But that face it's more than a piece of wood. (grrrrrrrrr). Ok, nice pic and the darker side gives it a (???) of mistery.
Jose Medeiros