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Symbols Of Easter- Spiritual And Secular
This photograph is a collection of many of our family's Easter decorations, including my wife's silver and polished stone cross pendant, dyed eggs made over the past twenty years in various styles, including some in the Ukrainian Pysanka style, as well as ceramic and Mexican folk art Easter bunnies, a turned wooden egg made by my father, and an egg converted into a kaleidoscope. These are shown with three bowls I turned and finished myself in my early novice days as a woodturner, and backed by a pastel-colored baby blanket we used when our children were babies. I have placed the Christian cross symbols at the center, along with the white dove and Easter lily, because to Christians they are the most important Easter symbols of all.
From its origins in the early Christian church, Easter has been a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and the redemption of his believers, but to non-Christians it also symbolizes the coming of spring and fertility, as exemplified by the rabbit and the egg.
Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only started posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Please see my largest collection of photographs posted at http://500px.com/holmesidepi. I had sufficient encouragement from posts on other sites to try putting some up for sale on Fine Art America (FAA), which offers a wide range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px. As a result, I have successfully sold some of my works. Unfortunately, photography is not my primary field, and I have limited time to expand my online presence, but I will continue to steadily post more of my best works.
March 24th, 2013
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