I almost always bring a camera along when I go out riding my bicycle. Sometimes the camera simply goes along for the ride but when I see an image that wants to be remembered, I stop and take a picture(s).
This image was inspired by an image I found in John Daido Loori’s “Making Love With Light” — a close in shot of a bittersweet vine wrapped around a black locust tree. The image is paired with these words:
black locust and bittersweet.”
What struck me when I made my image was the deadly embrace of vine and tree. I have no idea what kind of vine nor the type of tree and it doesn’t matter. What does matter is the image that conjured the words “A Dance of Death” in my mind. The vine uses the tree for it’s life while slowly choking the tree. Tree and vine live together, locked in their deadly dance until one day they will die together.