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Mind Shadows

Narrative Photography by
KURT LIGHTFOOT

Presented in the PhotoArts Group show Shadows
October 11 - November 2

Reception, October 12, 5:30-8:00 pm

Escondido Arts Partnership Municipal Gallery
262 E. Grand Avenue, Escondido CA

 

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Commentary

The shadow as symbol, metaphor, or mystery can be found throughout literature, art, and religion. 

In Mind Shadows the heads of two shadows intersect at a girl dribbling a basketball.  Is she more or less safe?  The shadows tell us of people who seem larger than her, and engaging her, but they tell us little about the intent of those people.

And there appear to be two worlds in the composition, both presented with foregrounds and backgrounds, both with their own light source.  Is it all a fantasy, a mind shadow?

In trying to make sense of the image, our own imaginations – our own mind shadows – create a narrative about evil or good intent.  Our minds complete the narrative using what's going on inside of us.