Waking Up in an Unfamiliar Place by Ginny Schmidt

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This began to look to me like compartments of
hell, with a lot of molten flowing stuff going on.
I thought what a bad experience it would be to
wake up there.

The face is from a photo I took, fifteen years ago at an office picnic, of one of the sculptures at Haines Point in Washington, DC, representing a giant man rising from beneath the ground; his face, an arm, a foot and, I believe, a knee are all of him that is seen above ground. He looks angry, as if he were buried prematurely. I’d be pretty annoyed, myself. This image represents the anger, anguish and confusion of finding oneself in a frightful situation.

For a wider variety of framing and matting options, see this entry in my ImageKind Abstracts gallery.


abstract, compartment, hell, unfamiliar, violent, waking

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  • hfrymark
    hfrymarkover 6 years ago

    very nice abstact, I love the colors

  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenover 6 years ago

    Just beautiful !!! Well done!!

  • jamiewinter
    jamiewinterover 6 years ago

    incredible abstract just wonderful!!!!!!

  • Hoffard
    Hoffardover 6 years ago

    Beautiful peice Ginny!

  • Ginny Schmidt
    Ginny Schmidtover 6 years ago

    Many thanks, all.

  • dusty
    dustyover 6 years ago

    Very well done.

  • geetwee
    geetweeover 6 years ago

    Nice colors and shapes. Well done.

  • JoBaby13
    JoBaby13about 3 years ago

    Very nice work, Ginny! =)

  • What an honor … thank you very much!!!

    – Ginny Schmidt

  • PPPhotoArt
    PPPhotoArtalmost 3 years ago

    i, really love this abstract work but don’t find it angry, I guess we all have a different perception of things – you certainly have some amazing abstract work Ginny!!!

  • Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments. You are so right, that art is subjective and very much open to personal interpretation. Another meaning of it for me, on reflection, might rather than anger and confusion, the birth of consciousness, moving from darkness into the light. You would have to see the entire piece at Hains Point in DC to get the full impact of it. The man is a giant and, if standing, would probably be about forty feet tall.

    – Ginny Schmidt

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