Nature’s Pestle

Story of the ImageThe fruit of the Kousa is a remarkable shape. To my eye, it resembles a natural cudgel or a pestle. And it certainly makes for a great photography subject!

This “view portal” that frames the image is a photograph of the ornate rim from the headlight of 1963 Chrysler Turbine automobile. I digitally removed the glass and use the rim to frame still life compositions and landscape scenes. The projections resemble the tick marks on an analog clock or meter and provide graphic tension with whatever subject I’m spotlighting in the headlamp.

Printed on specially-coated aluminum, ready to hang. No frame required.