Miss Aniela: Growing Pains (The Lovely Miss Whale)
Update for Unradikaler Westküstenkonstruktivismus:
The Sea Serpent gracefully holding his tail
Led off the first dance with the lovely Miss Whale
And Mr. Sea Lion a gallant young spark
Requested the pleasure of dainty Miss Shark.
Moby-Dick™ supports breaches of domestic peace, in minor cases, in abandoned properties, and in bikinis, as thankworthily committed by Miss Aniela Dybisz and consort:
Yonks ago (last October , to be precise), I ventured into my first abandoned building, Hellingly Mental Asylum in East Sussex. Sharing the images on Flickr, and then going to visit more abandoned places with partner Matthew […], I was eager to also write up a blog post that somehow got lost in draft.
So I decided to write up my thoughts on the various abandoned buildings we have adventured into, including Hellingly, and the ones since then, including another mental hospital and a girls’ school. […]
Meanwhile, here are some images we took just this weekend during our latest escapade, a series taken in a children’s ward in the [Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton], which I have entitled ‘Growing Pains‘:
Starting on Flickr as a rank amateur and garnering a million hits in a year, Miss Aniela has glided into the gallery world with her color photographic self-portraits that are redolent with seduction. Projecting herself as her own kind of playmate, Miss Aniela puts on sportive and wry performances laden with hooks that would prick even the most repressed puritanical gentleman. There she kneels in waiting in a black bikini, on a mousy carpet in a blasted rubble-filled bathroom, surrounded by moldy picture magazines, with her expression fixed in the dare: “Take me if you can.” […] Playboy magazine, not. Arousing for certain male eyes, you bet. Miss Aniela will be taken, but only on her terms; call it post-feminism gone over the top.
Michael Weinstein: David Weinberg Gallery for Newcity Art, August 9, 2010.
I trust that next year every picture will receive its own poetry. Kindly consider my assistance in this and keep the good work up, Miss Aniela.