Thursday, July 18, 2013

Polyptichs in Paradise...

I've been encouraged to continue showing my polyptychs and since the word is also kinda fun to say i will oblige. :-)
These next pieces bring us back to my Future Fossils work, though the "paradise" of the title is still Nova Scotia, one of my favorite places in the world.

Nova Scotia; Deer; Death; Decay; Bones
Yearling ©David Sorcher 2011

The time between captures in this diptych above is about a year. I originally found this unfortunate deer along an open stretch of road near my in-laws home and came back to revisit her on my next trip up. I wasn't sure what i would find after a year, but the site had been relatively undisturbed.

Nova Scotia; Seagull; Bird; Dead Bird
©David Sorcher 2011

This body of work really began back in 1980. I had moved to Rockaway Beach in Queens and the subject matter was consistently presenting itself. Beaches, the Ocean, hold secrets of the cycles of life and death like no other places i know. Nova Scotia beaches are some of the most interesting ones i've traveled upon. 

Skull; Bones; Fangs; Opossum
Rex ©David Sorcher 2012

To be completely honest this one was shot in my own backyard, unearthed when we renovated the garage. You never know what you might find when you go digging about, eh? :-)
Rex gives me a real taste for the paleontologist in me and brings back childhood desires for digging up dinosaur bones.  

1 comment:

  1. I love all of these but I think the seagull series is my favourite today :-)