|The Spiral Descent
It is easy to see how staircases have become such a powerful metaphor. The small, narrow space we climb, step by step, to reach higher and higher levels or to descend into the dark nether worlds. I mentioned my thoughts on the staircase at Rouen Cathedral in France in a previous post and if you go to Pinterest and type in "Staircases", you will see board after board of people's fascination with this architectural form.
|A Narrow Light Above
This image is one of several abstractions I made in the Shaker Village in Kentucky. It is a view of another staircase, at the Center Family Dwelling, and it was a real challenge to photograph but I love the severe abstraction this view offers...this thin slice of light. In a few weeks I will be visiting the Canterbury Shaker village in New Hampshire. I will continue my Simplicity and Light project and, as always, keep my eyes open for the metaphors.