Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Genius of Elizabeth Ohlson-Wallin - Krucifix

HELL'S TEETH
"Krucifix" by Elisabeth Ohlson Wallin
The thing which interests me about this crucifix is firstly the sheer artistry of the photograph. Overtones of sexuality permeate the scene. It is, however, sensual, without being in any way offensive. The elements which make it up are entirely natural. There is something essentially voyeuristic about it - not unlike the unveiling and display of the consecrated Host at Benediction. At the same time, the perfect, yet deathly outline of the Cross is apparent, but a cross which one has succumbed to - which has extracted the last from the tormented body. I find it an extraordinary piece of work. [link]

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