As a child my mother would sometimes say she was feeling blue…
A color that refers to a feeling of sadness, melancholy, loneliness, isolation.
The color blue was related to rain in Greek mythology. It was believed that the god Zeus would make it rain when he was sad.
The genre of music referred to as The Blues came to mean agitation or depression. And when Picasso sank into a deep depression he began what was to become known as his Blue Period when the color blue dominates his paintings.
As a sub-group of my VOID series, in these images ( appropriated and altered 19th century anonymous tintypes) I continue to explore the highly restrictive perimeters put upon women to fit into societal dictates and how a hidden underlying strength pervades.
Images: Archival Digital Prints
2-paper sizes 19.5 x 16" $ 710. or approx. 30x40" $ 1800.
Printed edition of 10 (each size)