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Sticking Together


monkeys (1)Sometimes, we need a hug.

“For me, personally, it’s not about creating something that looks like a photograph, which is often a moment in time, rather, I want to create work that connects with people and provokes an emotion whilst also being pleasing to look at.”

“I was struck by the closeness of these Barbary macaques to each other and spent a long time watching this couple, pondering the relationships they have and how similar they can be to our own. I want people who view the work to reflect back upon themselves and remember a time when they had the same intimacy and closeness with someone, be it a parent and child, siblings or partners. For me, it’s especially about that intimacy between two individuals where no one and nothing else exists in that moment. The softness of fur embodies the tenderness between them but also protection from the jagged rocks and the outside world. I want to show how feelings for someone special can often help see us through difficult times.”

Artist Colin Prestage created this incredibly tender portrait of two monkeys hugging in a piece called Sticking Together.

Author: seeker

I am a pilgrim on this earth.

26 thoughts on “Sticking Together

  1. Inspiring post! Thak you, Seeker!

  2. Beautiful photograph — and quote.

  3. Great snuggling moment! :)

  4. Touching, deeply touching.

  5. Sending you hugs and how gorgeous are those Barbary Macaques? Simply beautiful! :)

  6. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post!

  7. “I want to create work that connects with people and provokes an emotion whilst also being pleasing to look at.”

    Ah, that gives me a purpose. I can’t thank you enough!

  8. being there for someone and having someone there for you, the essentials of life, blessings

  9. Wonderful. Thanks Perpetua.

  10. Afternoon Perpetua, what a beautiful loving post. It made me smile and feel good about life.
    Many hugs and thank you for sharing this. Paula xxxxxx

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