'The Green Man' is most commonly represented as a face surrounded by leaves, or with vegetation sprouting from the nose, mouth and head. Sometimes the face is composed entirely from leaves and foliage. Green Men are used as decorative architectural features, usually representing fertility and the regenerative cycle of the seasons.

I am interested in reinterpreting ‘The Green Man’ as symbol of the city of Stoke-on-Trent at this point in time; a motif that not only represents a sense of regeneration and renewal but one that could also be used to bring about changes, by highlighting what is effectively public artwork that already exists.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Green Girl- Box Brownie Camera photographic 'tradition'

One of the 'green girl' photos, circa 1905/6

These types of Images of girls submerged in hedges are an occurring phenomenon within early Box Brownie Camera photographs. David Haden, who made me aware of this, is researching this further, trying to find out the origins of the 'tradition'.

Thanks to David for the relevant research and bringing this image for me to look at in SHOP today.

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