Feb 12, 2008

Hand of the Divine, A Hindu Swami's Blessing, India

Hand of the Divine, A Hindu Swami's Blessing, India


Elisabeth Sunday

(American, b. 1958)

Gelatin silver print, gold-toned

Image: 73.5 x 73.2 cm (28 15/16 x 28 13/16 in.); Paper: 100 x 78.9 cm (39 3/8 x 31 1/16 in.); Matted: 114.3 x 96.5 cm (45 x 38 in.)

Gift of Warren and Ruth Wolfson 2000.110



Cleveland-born Elizabeth Sunday has traveled the world photographing people in order to explore the continuity of their cultural history and spiritual identity. During the mid 1990s, she concentrated on photographing and interviewing spiritual elders from diverse cultural and ethnic communities. She photographs the subject’s reflection in a large convex or concave mirror, achieving her desired fluid and wavy forms—long a visual trademark. In this portrait, a floating additional extended arm and hand enhance the supernatural quality of the image.
Gift of Warren and Ruth Wolfson 2000.110

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