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Fantastic work Ben
Very cool shot…..the fellow in the wheelchair gives this more meaning somehow.
I see it that the insect on the wall is pinned but the wheeler is still mobile. An interesting statement.
Thanks David, I appreciate your interpretation.Mine is – both are adrift, one literally on water the other somewhat adrift from society. I found the scene moving at the time and still do.
– Ben Ryan
Wow Ben, this is just fantastic! So emotive!
Superb work, Ben.
Saw this exhibition just the other day. Your composition of this particular piece (my favourite of the exhibition) is excellent. The piece is like an iconic crucifix of all the trappings we hold dear. It’s place on the wall, up high, seems to remind us how we tend to worship these symbols of success, forgetting in the process what’s really important and what really has value. But with your composition, by including the man in the wheelchair, you remind us of what we should value, what we should hold dear and that a sense of gratitude holds a greater chance of bringing us happiness than any material possessions.
Well that’s my take on it.
BTW did you notice that this is the only piece where the eyes were hidden (by sunglasses). With all the other works it was the eyes that connected me to the “humanity” of each piece but with “Adrift” that connection was severed. In your image, the man in the wheelchair provides the human connection.
Thanks Cedric. Thought provoking interpretation here. You’re right though, there is something very crucifix-esque about this piece from Mr. Muek.Your point about the sunglasses is very interesting, I hadn’t noticed that. Overall this was my fave work from the exhibition too. I enjoyed the surreal aspect of mounting a reclining figure vertically whereas all the other pieces were ‘naturally’ oriented, as far as I can remember anyway. Thanks again.
Very strong photo Ben. The composition is of course fab