Cynthia: Oh, I love Brooke Shaden’s work. Isn’t this one so beautiful and haunting, Marcy?
|Photo by Brooke Shaden Photography
Cynthia: She created this picture after she witnessed an opossum fighting for its life on the freeway. As an animal lover, she was devastated and relentlessly haunted by the experience. She tells it beautifully here on her blog. I find it so amazing that someone can turn their thoughts and imagination and emotions into such compelling and gorgeous art. And what I especially love about her art is the hope that shines through – through her dark images. Her pictures are stunning. Like a Grimms Fairy Tale, or Ophelia, or Alice In Wonderland, or Electra, come to life and speaking. Seriously. Check out her website. She has masses of essays, videos, and inspiration pieces. She is exceptionally forthright and accessible. And, she loves her cats.
Marcy: I love this picture too. It is so dark, and magical, and foreboding. Like me.
Cynthia: You are dark, magical, and foreboding? Ha!
Marcy: (dangerously) Yes I am, Cindy. You don’t … (checking her claws) … think so?
Cynthia: More like daft, moody, and … FAUX FRENCH!! BWAH HAHAHA!
Marcy: (even more dangerously … and creepily) Is that … so?
Cynthia: (nervously) Oops. Well… you know… ahem… maybe … foreboding. In a terrorist kind of way. Not in an emotional or artistic… Foreboding does suggest that evil is present … hee hee… Uh… Marcy? Marcy? Where did you go? Marcy?
Marcy’s Voice: I bet you are feeling a terrible sense of foreboding right about now, huh?
Cynthia: Uh oh. I wonder when I last trimmed her daggers nails.
Marcy’s Voice: A loooooong time ago, Cindy. A very looooooong time ago.