Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Little Boys, Dirt and Worms
What goes together better than little boys, dirt, and worms? Not much. There is some elemental attraction between them. Maybe it's the texture of the grit or slime. Maybe it's the feeling of being able to control something so small. I don't know. I've never truly understood the fascination of boys and bugs. Dirt, I somewhat can get that, since I too like the feel of soil in my palms. Bugs . . . just not so much. So I'm not exactly sure why I'm calling this art today other than the fact that when little boys play with worms and bugs something sort of magical happens. The twinkle in their eyes becomes a bit mischievious, ready to chase and taunt with their miniature "snakes." Another reason to call them art is just for what they are. What cool little creatures. Bending, stretching, squirming, curling. Imagine being able to do that with your body.
So, today's art is worms. Like them or not!
p.s. I got a new lens! That's what I shot these with. It's an 85 mm 1.8 by Canon. So far I'm liking it a lot. :)