Foto Art Friday – August 18, 2017
The old deserted house stands in the ghost mining town of Kennecott, Alaska. It speaks to time gone by, when the town was a hub of ore mining activity. Now, the town is a tourist town, altho the way there is just difficult enough so that it will never become a tourist trap. This house reminds me that we all have ghosts, so I inserted some into this piece. Ghosts have a somewhat negative reputation, so another way of thinking about them is as history – sometimes our own and sometimes as society’s. As much as we sometimes would like to forget the past and focus on the future, the danger in that is that we will lose the lessons of the past, and in the words of an old saying, “Those who do not learn from the past, are doomed to repeat it.” So, let us remember the lessons, the ghosts of our past. It may sometimes be a bit difficult, as is represented by the wisps of memory clouds in this piece, and the faded words as well. Here’s to the good ghosts, the good memories, and the lessons worth remembering!
This piece is available in a variety of formats and finishes at www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/nadine-berg