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This week we were given the option of "any piece of Photo art" or,
showcase a piece of photo art that references, in even the most oblique way, the title of one of your favorite books - any kind of book - within the bounds of good taste, of course.
Well let me tell you that was a tricky theme to handle. After some creative thinking though I came up with an idea for the book I had in mind and here is the result.
I have long been a huge fan of the Book and Movie, "Gone With The Wind" by Margaret Mitchell.
When I decided to try and recreate the title I struggled with how I could come up with something that was artistic. The only thing at the time I could think of was something to do with the (Wind) and other then blowing leaves or dandelions blowing in the wind I couldn't think of anything.
Finally I remembered that I had a great Sunset photo that I liked and thought that it would work well along with a clock image (representing the passing of time) fleeting like the wind. Are you following me here?
So I cropped the photo below, enhanced it using PicMonkey, Added one of Bonnie's textures (kkkkaty inspired) and an overlay of a portion of a GWTW poster that I have hanging in my office/computer room. The poster is titled, "Gone With The Wind" and is by Walter Rockwood Ferris II, it's extremely hard to find out much information about his work but apparently he did several different posters like the one below all depicting cars at a Drive-In Movie with various movies playing. I love this poster because 1st the Movie in mine is one of my all time favorite movies and books and 2nd because the license plate on the car in front of the screen is dated 1956 which just happens to be the year I was born. How cool is that!
The clock is subtle in the piece but I think it works well. The fiery looking trees reminds me of the Burning of Atlanta in the Movie and also the scene where Scarlett is standing in the garden at sunset holding a bunch of radishes in the air and states, "As Long as God is my Witness, I'll never be Hungry again.!" - I thought about using radishes for the piece but that was a bit to obscure I think!