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Monday, October 18, 2004
The Up and Coming Hannaha Han
Where has my mind been? I don't know! I may be getting accelerated alzheimers or going into prolonged states of unconsciousness (which may explain that sleeping thing I do at night)...but whatever happened must have been pretty severe, cuz there is no plausible way I could forget such an awesome person's birthday.
But I did and I am so sorry. So in hopes of redeeming myself I want to share with you the awesome art of Hannaha Han.....the next Annie Leibovitz amongst us...but you know what she doesn't even need to be "the next Annie Leibovitz"...she is Hannaha Han and that is way more than good enough and her work will blow you away. So here we go....
So I speak for myself when I talk about Hannaha's art, because it can be one thing for her and another thing for you and any other person...but let me tell what it is to me...
When I look at Hannaha's work I am affronted by the automatic tone of her photography and of the awareness of self and of environment....I know it makes no sense....well here it goes...
When I see Hannaha's art, I am hit with a sense of solitude...not to say Hannaha is lonely...but the subject of her photograph is...the lonely toaster, the lonely candle, the lonely cooking pan...but the way she captures and delights in these lonely objects with such rich detail for color, lighting and compostiton makes them beautiful as well...it is something that we would only notice if we were alone in a room with these objects..because if you think about it...if you were in a room full of people, you would never notice such everyday objects around you...it is not until we are completely alone that we truly take notice of our environment...and to some people this is a very scary thought, to be alone...but when I see Hannaha's art, I see the solitude as a comfort, as a stable security and even an object of reverence.
Solitude...it is something that we can all relate to and often fail to recognize in each other...we spend so much time trying to prove that we indeed are not lonely creatures...that we have things going on...have lives and somehow have it under control....but many times in life..we find ourselves alone..in our homes and everything outside that front door feels like its is hanging by a thread...like career, relationships, school, ect, ect...but when we come home we can take comfort in the little that we have really secured...like the candle,the stove, the cooking pot and the toaster...and by revering these simple objects...Hannaha has made those objects most brilliant and beautiful by relating them to the human experience...
So that is my own art analysis of Hannaha's photos above...I hope I didn't cause mass confusion or annoyance with my sentiment towards Hannaha's art or pull something like that guy with his camera and floating plastic bag in the movie "American Beauty"...as mocked below in a picture from the movie "Not Another Teen Movie"...with the beautiful weirdo
Yeah, pehaps I am just a beautiful weirdo and you may have already decided to not even read this far after the whole comparing human solitude to a toaster...hahaha...yes.....
I am going now....but if you like Hannaha's art let her know...you can contact her via email at:
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