Saturday, September 30, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Freedom

Freedom, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Another in my series for Vera House, using the same couple as in "Erasure." Posted by Picasa

Occupation: Falconer



Occupation: Falconer, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click images to view larger. From the Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center in Baldwinsville, NY.

For Thursday Photo Challenge "Occupation." Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 23, 2006

The Forest Floor IV (Survival)

The Forest Floor IV (Survival), by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

This is from my Vera House Women's Shelter Collection.

See a selection of my Vera House Collection.

This picture is a sandwich of an urban art portrait grown up with bushes and vines and paint dribbles from the same urban art site in Syracuse, NY.Posted by Picasa

The Bubble

The Bubble, from the Great New York State Fair. By Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 22, 2006

"Your brain on drugs"

"Your brain on drugs," by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Claustrophobia: Mom, Mom, HELP, Get me outta here!

Claustrophobia: Mom, Mom, HELP, Get me outta here! by Mary STebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

For Illustration Friday's "phobia." Posted by Picasa

Hawk

Hawk, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. From Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake Nature Center. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

What Abuse Feels Like: Erasure

What Abuse Feels Like: Erasure, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

This is for Vera House's Art of Caring ProjectPosted by Picasa

What Abuse Feels Like: Erasure


What Abuse Feels Like: Erasure, by Mary Stebbins Taiit. Click images to view larger.

This work is for Vera House's Art of Caring Project.

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Watch this spot: Erased!

Hope I don't regreat this, but here is a piece I'm working on for Vera house and hope to complete in a series of stages day by day (I don't have time to just sit and work). Every item in this picture is in a separate layer at this point. The mouth is made of three layers, the hair of two (one in front one behind the head), they eyebrows have their own layer, as do the eyes, and so on. Mary Stebbins Taitt, click image to view larger. (I hope to have further installments on this.) Posted by Picasa

Sandcastle Elf

Sandcastle Elf; Detail of the Keebler Sandcastle at the Horticulture Building of the New York State Fair 2006 Expostion. Photo by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 18, 2006

Living Scarecrow

Living Scarecrow, by Mary Stebbins Taitt, from Golden Harvest Festival at Beaver Lake. Click image to view larger. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Home

Home, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Taken at the Civil War Muster in Jackson, MI. These tents were home for the soldiers during the war, and the reenacters live in them too--during the reenactments. Click image to view larger.

for Thursday photo challenge "home." Posted by Picasa

Change is the only Constant

Change is the only Constant, digital collage by Mary Stebbins Taiit (with only my own work). Click image to view larger. For Illustatration Friday's theme of the week: "change." Life is in flux. Everything is change. "Look to the seasons and cycles!" Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 14, 2006

In Autumn Rain

In Autumn Rain, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

This is the reflection of the tree from which the leaf fell and the sky with rain stippling a puddle in the Wegman's parking lot yesterday.Posted by Picasa

In the Forest 2: After Love

In the Forest 2: After Love, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

This is part of my Vera House Series. In this image I imagine the woman left in the woods after a rape. The word "love" in the title refers to lovemaking or sex, an act which should be respectful and beautiful. Through rape and sometimes murder, certain men defile both women and all that is sacred and beautiful. Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

First Wife

First Wife (or, "In the Closet"), by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click Image to view larger.

This is part of my current project, for the Vera House Art of Caring. If you think it is gloomy and depressing, imagne what it is like to live with a man who would harm you. Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Sunflower Outtake

In rain today Posted by Picasa

Remember Who's In Charge

Remember Who's In Charge, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Another from the Vera House Collection. Click Image to view larger.

Imagine you were pregnant and the man who was supposed to love you beat you and kicked you in the belly so hard you went into labor and your baby died. Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Forest Floor

The Forest Floor, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger. This is another in the series I am working on for Vera House Art of Caring Project. I am working in support of women who suffer and sometimes die at the hands of men.

I'm posting this on 9/11 because I firmly believe that we have our own "homegrown" terrorism here in the great US of A. Women here are terrorized by rape and abuse from their own husbands, boyfriends and from neighbors, relatives and strangers. We cannot look away. We must see and change this situation. Posted by Picasa

Remembering 9/11

Remembering 9/11, by Mary Stebbins Taitt. Click image to view larger.

In the dust from the 9/11 attack in NYC, at ground zero, there were shoes, coated with dust. For each shoe that would never again contain the foot of its owner, I lay a rose today, remembering. For each victim that would never walk those streets again, today, remembering, I lay a rose. Posted by Picasa