The picture plane consists of a foreground, the darker area
that by the possible interpretation could define the “underground”
the permanent darkness that have no way out.
It sure makes the impression of the beneath the ground viewpoint with
someone or something that is trapped or buried having the last glimpse at the
trees. The middle ground is detailed with the tree brunches and trunks stylized
narrow and elongated. They unite the picture plane by the one direction in
which everything moves to evolve and reach towards the “Hole”
The composition seems to mimic a photographical wide angle
lens as if the photo was meant to express the illusion of depth. As if the
camera would focus on the foreground and have the trees blend into infinity, or
making the subtle tilt shift effect for the trees to appear as a misty
wholesome picture plane.
There is no importance or emphasis on the technical side
The main impression that could be considered as the
well-accomplished here is to communicate the emotional human condition by
showing the dark woods as in Dante’s Inferno.
It is wonderful how this picture communicates the human
emotion while there’s no human presence. It adds more weight to the emotion it
“…from my BHS series of works…
will elaborate on this most special series to me later on. Stelly Riesling”