Margaret has set an interesting RagTag challenge, asking us to convey energy through a still picture. Here are my offerings:
Elvis, faded into a wall in Clarksdale, MS, in a pose that delights in the energy he had in his prime: energy the established order saw as a threat. Layers of lines and textures interested me almost as much as the subject.
Curves rule in this hood ornament that has the energy of a skater, seemingly in motion, even when fixed to a parked car. Flowing lines and an energetic posture reflect the smooth power of the machine, although on a yazoo clay road in Jackson, MS, perhaps not!
After a little raciness, we should perhaps steady ourselves. These chairs are designed to maximise any hint of energy on a hot day: to catch a draft, or to lull.
Finally, some force has split a stone post in two. Human energy has stepped in to fix it, or to play with an idea. It’s on Lancashire farmland, a little off the beaten track, though there are few parts of the Lancashire countryside that are not regularly roamed.
It’s something you can easily hamper with words – joined up words, at least – but it sets me off thinking about connection, competing and balancing power, love, and the passage of time.