Sunday, December 31, 2006

Apocalyptic Visions...

Or photograph from the New York Times.

Maybe it's the infinite depth of field,
or surrealist sense of space.
Maybe it's the charred dreamscape.
Maybe it's allegorical bucket.
Maybe it's the use of red in the extreme forground.
Maybe it's the painterly, flowing, Renaissance robe.
Maybe it's the solitary human figure toiling in the shadow of the mushroom cloud (in this case an oil pipleline explosion).
Maybe it's the roiling ground, reminiscent of Turner's "Shipwreck".

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