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Phil Douglis | all galleries >> Galleries >> Gallery Eighty-five: On Tour cruising the Mississippi from Memphis to the Gulf > A mark of time, Natchez, Mississippi, 2012
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A mark of time, Natchez, Mississippi, 2012

When visiting a place rich in history, I look for comparisons between rejuvenation and decay. I found such a comparison while on a walking tour in old Natchez. The exposed red brick of this very old building drew my eye immediately. It emerges through crumbling layers of paint and plaster. I climbed the steps of a neighboring porch and used its Victorian woodwork as a framing device here. The imperfect curves in the decaying plaster and paint strive to echo the perfection of the curves in the porch woodwork. The decaying building, contrasting to the immaculate woodwork, gives us a sense of the mark that time makes on the works of man.

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