And let it set you free.
This is a play on the phrase by Charles Bukowski, “find what you love and let it kill you.” I like his phrase, but I also like the idea of setting something free or being set free in the name of love. This is a montage I assembled on my iPhone using a shot of a couple of treetops at sunset (with the moon rising), a roadside view of some wildflowers, and a gash of peeling paint in a parking deck. I also consider it to be in the style of my favorite visual artist, Jerry Uelsmann, whose work is endlessly inspiring to me. Click to see the originals and full-size version in greater detail at my Flickr photostream.
What do you think? Are there any litereary quotes that have stuck with you through time? Have you ever been inspired visually by something from literature? Let us hear from you in the comments.
- Visual Review 2: The Photographer (karswagg.wordpress.com)
- Learning From The Masters (rsmithing.com)
- so you want to be a writer? poem by Charles Bukowski (silverbirchpress.wordpress.com)
- Marian Bantjes, Ed Emberley, Jerry Uelsmann and Maggie Taylor (kingakowalczyk.com)
- Writing is something that you don’t know how to do – Charles Bukowski (fireflydance.net)
- All Things Will Kill You (stilllifewithnobody.wordpress.com)