Photograph #65 Red Butte Revisited

August 3rd, 2010

Red Butte Revisited

A new view from the same place

I was not too happy

With the earlier work on Red Butte. When I got back to the studio that day, I experienced the awful moment that every artist knows, when all the work seems drab and void. As the images came up on my monitor, they seemed nothing at all like I had envisioned.

Still, the work I post here is supposed to be unfinished; rough drafts, and I had committed myself to posting one of the photographs I made that morning, and so I did, despite my misgivings. I was surprised that some people thought it was worthy.

When today I looked again at that morning’s work, I was intrigued to find it was suddenly better! Every artist has that moment, too, when the work that seemed so awful and trite suddenly emerges with new and stronger meaning. I’m still not too happy with #63. Its gesture is restricted; it’s not — how to say this? — bouncy enough.

So, I offer this piece. I think it’s better.

Rating 3.50 out of 5


  1. Davita Says:

    First impression when the image came up: *gasp* Oh wow. (I said this aloud and my dog looked at me funny.) Simply gorgeous! Keep it up.

  2. Heidi Fischbach Says:

    Some days I feel like Red Butte #63, more subdued. And some days I feel like #65. I’m happy you posted them both. I do love this one. Gorgeous, as Davita says.

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