Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Nuns Long Gone

Sometimes it’s the lines, sometimes the colors, sometimes the history that brings me to a halt. This image has all three.

I discovered a photo of St. George’s Benedictine Convent in Prague built in 920 AD. I pondered the eons of whispered prayers, the quiet footsteps of women, and the lives long gone.

This piece of digital art has been put together with Photoshop. Filters have been applied to accentuate the appearance of shifting decades, lives spent and ended and the continuance of time. The resolution is deliberately low to enhance these qualities.

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