Friday, May 18, 2012


Theater Mask, Riviera Theater, King Street, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok  All Rights Reserved
(Velvia slide film.)

A close-up of this beautiful mask on the side of the Riviera Theater, two stories above street level, shows details not seen from cars and pedestrians passing below. Often it is the task of the photographer (or writer, or actor, or sculptor, etc.) to show an aspect of the world around us not commonly seen. The textures of this sculpture reveal how much skill went into the making of this mask. And this in turn gives me insight into the work involved in the making of many things I pass each day. If beauty is in the details, then there is much beauty to be admired in the world. We simply have to take time to notice.

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