Rebus; By Naomi Itami

Posted In Celebrate, Photo of the Month
Dec
1

By © Naomi Itami

“Like a hieroglyph, a rebus is a precursor to the development of the alphabet and the contemporary world.

Alluding to a primordial, reciprocal and senses-based form of perception, this rebus combines voice, water and rock to reflect on human and geologic time.

This image was taken at low tide in a primordial sea cave at Holywell Bay, Cornwall, England 2011. Like Lourdes in France, legend has it that the cave has drawn pilgrims from near and far for many centuries, serving as a baptismal well used for healing sick and injured children.

This geological wonder is a natural shrine formed over millions of years by the constant dripping of water through the weak local slate, forming stalactite structures amidst the many colourful layers of sediment and stone.

The cave is cleansed daily by tidal currents only to expose its beauty at very low tides.”

Tags:

More / Photo Of The Month

Plasticized Sand; By Santa Aguila Foundation

May 1st, 2017

Plasticized Sand, is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Read More

“Afternoon, Muir Beach, California. Sand globe perched on a rock as the tide comes in;” By Zach Pine

April 1st, 2017

“Afternoon, Muir Beach, California. Sand globe perched on a rock as the tide comes in,” is an image from Zach Pine.

Read More

“Flow II,” Stinson Beach; By Andres Amador

February 1st, 2017

“Flow II,” Stinson Beach, is an image from Andres Amador.

Read More

Melting Away, Algarve, Portugal; By Joshua Jensen-Nagle

December 1st, 2016

Melting Away, Algarve, Portugal, is an image from Joshua Jensen-Nagle.

Read More

Sea Life; By Barry Rosenthal

October 1st, 2016

Sea Life, is an image from Barry Rosenthal.

Read More

Orange Folds; By Bill Sutton

August 1st, 2016

Orange Folds, is an image from Bill Sutton.

Read More

“Bird of Paradise – Impasto,” Panama Mangroves; By Santa Aguila Foundation

June 1st, 2016

“Bird of Paradise – Impasto,” Panama Mangroves; is an image from Santa Aguila Foundation.

Read More

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Southeast Iceland; By Brock Hesselsweet

May 1st, 2016

Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Southeast Iceland, is an image from Brock Hesselsweet.

Read More

Archive / All Photos Of The Month