Casting Shadows

Casting Shadows

This Austin sculpture has hung around my house for many years.  One day, I noticed the light from a window casting her shadow on window blinds.  The shadow reminded me of  the Great Sphinx of Giza.  What a lofty thought for a humble, mass-produced goddess who hardly represents anything Egyptian at all.  I smiled.

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10 Comments on “Casting Shadows

  1. This will sound odd, perhaps, but the profile of the shadow reminds me of Princess Diana, Princess of Wales (just the face part): do you see it? (I do, of course, see why it reminded you of the Great Sphinx of Giza, too!)


    • YES. I immediately thought so too, but I didn’t want to say that in a post. Remarkable that we both saw it!


  2. Well done ! Both versions are very good. I prefer the first one because the colour and tone reduces the harsh light and emphasizes the softer warm browns and polished elements of the statue’s surface.


    • Perhaps that’s why it never occurred to me to change it to B&W. It is softer and her true color shows in the first one.
      Thanks for your perspective!


  3. Camavagrant: Here you go. I think I like it better too.
    Thanks for the suggestion.


      • You were absolutely right. It’s much better in black and white. Thanks so much for the “third eye”. The photo had been around for so long that I didn’t really look at it before I posted it. I appreciate your insight! 🙂



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