copyright –Janet Webb
I race through the gallery, casting cursory glances at the entries, when one catches my eye. Three shopping carts in the upper field surrounded by open space and anchored by the artist’s signature in the lower right-hand corner. I am thrown off balance by the composition.
My discomfort is further complicated, when on closer inspection, I realize the principal shopping cart can be read two ways: with the bottom of the basket viewed from above, and from below. The watery reflection mirrors the unconventional view which adds to the disruption of my sensibilities.
I leave wondering whether this is a actual photograph or a clever drawing intended to disorient. Either way, it works.
(Written for Friday Fictioneers, Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. October 18, 2013.)