Okay.... the below only had 20 Likes. But it still seems like a good idea to combine the Face image alongside loosely related snippets of Christian writing, loosely related in terms of setting a mood in a narrative and then trying to match that mood in the image. That said, the image without any textual narrative received over 1,000 Likes.
Some previous images incorporated an inscription from Scripture. The thought was that this lent more to the image but the experience has been that it made little or no difference to how the images might be received. The image incorporating scripture as portrayed in the previous blog attracted about 1,000 Likes on Facebook. The image here below, without a scriptural quotation, also received about 1,000 Likes.
The idea of the image is that it, hopefully, carries an inner strength. And that might offer an interesting point of correspondence between the fears and any feelings of hopelessness that can overwhelm a person in their ordinary lives.
So, I have been thinking about trying to possibly clash the sense of hopelessness against the assurances that are offered by faith and the resolve of a strong image.
A previous red image was quite popular on Facebook though I thought it lacked depth. I have produced a revised red image that looks a bit like something seen through a plastic sweet wrapper. But, at least it appears to have some depth. It will be interesting to see the reactions when it is put on display.
Purple. The Royal Colour. I am working on production of a purple version of the image and have noticed, for some reason, that the sense of a faded glory seems to be the most appealing to me.
I like this quotation but I guess that, taken out of context, it may be misleading to the extent that it applies the specific (Jesus speaking to the Apostles) to the general (a world-view). Nevertheless, the idea of a universal love of mankind amongst mankind seems a worthy proposition.
The idea in this image is to try out a patterning of canvas as an underlay on the image. The effect is to flatten the image, it dilutes the multi-layering that had added depth in previous versions.
The notion of the Shroud offers a resonant concept; namely, that a Face image might be embedded in a cloth. And I would have factored the shroud image into my considerations around how to present an image. However, the actual shroud image appears to offer a face that is older than the vision of Christ that I wished to produce. So, I did not make any conscious attempt to model the shroud closely or to overlay the shroud image during the making of my images.
It is, therefore, surprising to see that there is a closeness of fit between my image and the shroud image.