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Sag Harbor, NY
I'm always fascinated by what people bring to an image like this on their own. I'd very much like to hear your own immediate, gut reaction to this image upon first time viewing, particularly the story that comes to mind for you.
Here are a few immediate reactions & comments I've received in person, which so far have been wonderfully varied, depending on where each person is coming from.
◙ My wonderfully crazy & childlike (woman) friend's immediate reaction was: "Wow! That's scary! Why? She has a beautiful face, but she looks like a rape victim, lying on the ground like that."
◙ Another fascinating gut response, from my writer/artist (woman) friend: "Just like Beatrix LeStrange after she lost Voldemort ... she's totally desolate. Something happened, and she's feeling lost & angry at the same time. She's evil, but she loved him. She's a strong woman, a powerful woman ... not a victim."
◙ "Why does this make me think of a Greek tragedy? ... She reminds me of the seeress Cassandra....doomed to always see the truth and never be believed..."
◙ "Wow, she looks like an Undead or a Zombie ... either that or a heroin addict!"
◙ "She could be a mermaid, washed up and stranded on the beach, maybe trying to reach her human lover?"
◙ "She looks like Susan Sarandon ..."
Please add your own reaction in the comments below :D
This model is amazing & a joy to work with She was totally down with getting wet & dirty on a chilly, damp, drizzly December morning, and like a true Aquarius, seemed to really enjoy running around the beach naked! LOL
Also by Christopher Griesé
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