Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blue Mary

So, if you can indeed see my videos on this blog, this is one I really want to share. I took this bit of footage in January on a very cold morning in Woolwich. This is my son Andy's boat, standing in our backyard for the winter. I am struck by the beauty of the blue tarp moving gracefully in the wind, and the shapes that are formed within the tarp opening as it moves back and forth. I see ghost figures, and even a veiled figure. I see Mary there. I am not Catholic, but I have a good friend who is. She mails me pictures of Mary. I do believe in the divine feminine, and that Mary is a part of that. I want to do a series of drawings from this video, and I need to figure out how to store some video stills on a CD to work from...
This hooded boat is so compelling - almost like a portrait.


Susan Beauchemin said...

Hey!! I can see the comment screen--it's centered!! Yay!! Very soothing video--I was thinking wouldn't it be funny if the wind blew the tarp right off! Some great shapes though-----Sue

martha said...

Oh, good! Glad you can comment, now! Yeah, I want to do some drawings of those shapes and figure that if I can make a disc of some of the stills, I can print enlargements to work from. I'm sure it's do-able - I just don't know how.
It certainly was windy enough to blow the tarp off - Andy has it tied down securely, though!