Monday, June 8, 2009

Have you hugged a bear today?

Hey, Hot Shot winner Michelle Arcila says her work, "lives in an illusive world. It's a world where questions are never fully answered and ghosts wander each room only offering us a glimpse into what their lives may have been." Arcila's artist statement may explain why her photographs made me question things like, "Have you hugged a bear today? Tried on your antlers? Re-arranged your tea cups and family photos?" I enjoy photographs that create unreal and undefinable questions. Makes me stare a little longer, escape a little more and dream a little bigger. Check out more of Michelle Arcila on Flickr and her website.

Oh and by the way, I haven't hugged a bear today, unless you count my boyfriend! How about you?

19 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

Re-arranged your tea cups photo is FAB... LOVE all those teacups!
Sorry I have not visited in soooooo long... hope all is well with you... life has been crazee... kids have had medical issues... UGH!
I will try to pop over more often... thank goodness for Twitter... I popped over from there.
ENJOY your week!
Fifi

Amanda Nicole said...

I love environments that evoke fantasy or a little bit of creative reality. These photos certainly do the trick!

Jan the crazy lady said...

So funny. I actually hug a bear everyday. It has to do with our last name though. Barron....

Great pictures.

seesaw designs said...

really loving the second image...so simple

Lizzy said...

I am really digging her work, these are some mighty fine photos!

Diana said...

the off-frames are amazing!

littlebyrd said...

Yeah, I like this too ~ especially the wall with pictures.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Very cool work. No bear hugging today, either....

{lovely little things} said...

If I count my boyfriend as the bear! :)

Together We Save said...

Great pictures!!!

Amy said...

I like the bear hug pic! :-)

Brittany Noel said...

Love these photos! Especially the antlers. I think I'll have to raid my dad's stash of antlers (he's a hunter) and do something with them in my home...

A Day That is Dessert said...

No bears here :) Lovely photos.

G-Funk Mantis! said...

fun!

naphtali said...

I love that these photos enforce questions of "what their day-to-day lives must be"...

simplesong said...

cute post. great photos!

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

Well, I wrestled a bear today (that's code for the kind of day I continue to have at my job. Grrrr. But I keep telling myself I'm lucky to have a job.....)

Rebecca said...

oh, i wish i had! (only the bear was as friendly as that one appears, though..)

ambika said...

What amazing photos. Love the antlers on the bed, so stark and lovely.

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