Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Day 66 POTD A Woman's Perspective on Compassion
This is one of the exhibits in a very unusual art project in Moorhead, MN (across the river from Fargo, ND). It's the "A Woman's Perspective on Compassion," and involves exhibits of shoes. All kinds of shoes, symbolically representing a perspective on compassion. This exhibit is by Karen Hartke and is called "Bird Song". (see the nest among the shoe?) This is what Karen writes, "'A bird does not sing because it has an answer, a bird sings because it has a song.' Chinese proverb. In contemplating 'compassion' as a theme for an art piece, I turned to the little bird and the Golden Rule. Considering all the pain, suffering, and inequality in the world is overwhelming to me; the little song of a little bird without an answer but with a song is comprehensible to me. I can practice love and kindness; I can act with understanding and compassion; I can widen my circle to embrace all of human nature. I can sing that song."
Isn't this beautiful?
Shot in RAW with my 18-135mm lens at 32mm, custom white balance (which was off because it was for another room entirely!); ISO 400; f/4; ss: 1/60, using camera flash. I adjusted the exposure and colors slightly, defogged, added the frames, and that's it. I wish that I could have spent more time composing the photo better to get rid of some of the stuff in the background, but we were rushing to get on the road ahead of a storm . . .