Weekly Photo Challenge: Big


This is a photo of me in Florence last month. I was stunned by the enormous size of this door. I started to take the photo, but quickly realized the massive size couldn’t be appreciated without something to give it scale.

My sister refused to pose. I wasn’t sure if the pigeon on right was enough.

A photograph can never truly capture the fullness of a moment. It only opens the door to a memory. I remember at this moment how humbled I was by both the monumental size and permanence of the structure.

This door outsizes me both in physical presence and longevity, leaving me with lingering thoughts about what sort of legacy of me that might endure.

About Babs

I'm a narrative sculptor navigating her way through the ever-changing currents in what feels like an art ocean. Whether appreciating the calm rhythm of calls for art and exhibiting, or waiting to catch a big wave of inspiration to take me to the top. I just love being in the water. Formerly a pickle packer, theater major, crisis counselor and occupational therapist with a BA in Communications and a BS in Occupational Therapy, only to discover I've always been an artist. My work grows from a strong connection to people and a passion for discovering the beauty in ordinary things. I sculpt figuratively in clay, utilizing the female form and women’s themes. Frequently my inspiration is drawn from childhood memories and my own short poems. Like each of us as humans every work is uniquely influenced by the past and present and has a narrative.
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11 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Big

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  3. BohemianMamma says:

    Wow we do think alike!
    Cartoonic versus historic, I think that’s great!

  4. Good entry – in every detail.

  5. bluebrightly says:

    “A photograph can never truly capture the fullness of a moment.” It only opens the door to a memory. – So true! But for others, it opens up doors to new possibilities, doesn’t it? Thanks!

  6. Either you and the pigeon are tiny, or this door is huge! Great capture, Barbara. I guess your sister took the photo then? 🙂

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