This is part one of two, as I took a slew of photos this afternoon, walking through Green-Wood Cemetery with my younger brother, in town for a few days. This cemetery is very near my apartment, yet I haven’t been since last summer. It was a trip to release one of my goldfish (grown too large for my tank) into the beautifully tended koi and comet pond there.
Here begins Elysium.
We came suddenly upon a field that hasn’t been trimmed or tended in some time, the grass grown tall and gone to seed.The beautiful golden waves look like wheat from afar; but are perhaps long timothy. Layers; the undergrowth green and lush.
My brother commented “Here begins Elysium” as we approached. It’s a pretty thought, and pretty sight: here below— see the straight line dividing the tended from the wild.
I got rather a bee in my bonnet as we meandered and studied the stones. I decided on creating a series of strictly symmetrical images; something quite the opposite of the violently diagonal, exaggerated perspective usually found in my photographs.