Previously, I mentioned how interested I had become by the frayed barge cables I was finding tangled up with the willow trees at the Falls of the Ohio. I really liked watching the process of change as these big synthetic ropes broke down through river power and dissolved back into nature as artificial raw materials. I have also used these ropes to broach the subject of quantum mechanics (something I profess to really know very little about except that I like the idea of the universe being composed of nearly invisible vibrating strings ). It’s also about all the interconnectedness of the world and the literal fibers that hold it all together. At the Falls of the Ohio, our material culture engages the natural physical materials and forces of the planet in a way that can be photographed. Here is a portfolio of some of my favorite rope and string images.
Posts Tagged ‘frayed rope’
Posted in Absurd, Art, art and environment, collections, environmental art, nature, nature photography, Ohio River, public art, recycled art, tagged Art, artist at exit 0, barge cable, Falls of the Ohio, frayed rope, interwoven, material culture, nature, photo collection, photography, rope in nature, string theory, tangled on May 6, 2012 | 11 Comments »