Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Setting up the cardboard cutouts

At the end of the trip, after several practice runs and attempts to set-up the cardboard cutouts, we found a location that was perfect for the final set-up of my composition.

We were in a race against the sunset. This time, we started setting them up earlier in order to have them in place for the moment when the sun is setting and bathes the desert in a warm, dramatic glow as it disappears into the night sky.

1 comment:

  1. You have found a unique way to make your statement! I admire you for that.
    I wonder if any of your cutouts have been stolen or destroyed, but maybe you
    don't want to know.
    I work in an elementary school as a bilingual para pro and have done for over 20 years.
    I will never forget the first time I was told the story of a "hole in the fence" with a drawing by one of my first students, a 10 year old boy. I had known about border crossings but had not met anyone, certainly not a child, who had suffered it.
    I was touched that he felt safe enough to show it to me. I grew to love him and his little sister and his mother and the whole family and they are all my friends to this day. Sadly, the boy was killed in a pickup rollover but his little sister is like a daughter to me and now has 3 children of her own. Keep on doing your work!