I got an email from my friend and fabulous photographer Charlie Bidwell with his weekly photo and quote. This was the image he sent:
I loved the picture from an aesthetic point of view; his minimalist sensibility really appeals to me. And, at the same time, it evoked a clear and happy / funny memory for me.
I sent a reply email telling him that I saw Doris Day – Rock Hudson movies there with my grandmother when I was a kid. She was just as confused as I was about the double entendres. Seeing those movies now (how tame they are!) reminds me of how great it was to see the Rockettes and be in the loving company of my long deceased Mom-Mom.
Charlie’s work is very suggestive. He has a fascination with the shapes of man-made structures (iconic buildings, funky neon signs) against skies. His abstract nature photos are amazing. Check out his website, www.1bidwell.com, to see more.
When was the last time you had the experience of looking at art, either visual or performing, that took you into your own story?