Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Boy in Motion

This is my favorite picture from our trip to Texas.

It's uncropped - just how it came off the camera. This son is exceptionally creative and sensitive. As a three year old he would regale me with 30 to 40 minute long stories of tremendous depth and detail, pacing nonstop the entire time. I would ask him to stop pacing and skipping during the stories, and he would say "I can't". Too self conscious to be caught accurately in a posed shot, the best pictures I've taken of him have been when he's moving.

This picture made me think about why I don't make quilts of people. The answer is that I don't feel able to capture and honor their spirit. When I can figure that out, maybe I'll make a quilted portrait.

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