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Cedric MASSOULIER
February 8th, 2010, 01:29 PM
In french, we have an expression which says "en dent de scie" (saw teeth) which evokes ups and downs of life or people. I found it appropriate for this picture :




http://upandpost.com/image/full/6/3a10b4768ec91c5c7be20675ad353f9.jpg

"Saw" - Cedric Massoulier

Asher Kelman
February 8th, 2010, 04:15 PM
In french, we have an expression which says "en dent de scie" (saw teeth) which evokes ups and downs of life or people. I found it appropriate for this picture :




http://upandpost.com/image/full/6/3a10b4768ec91c5c7be20675ad353f9.jpg

"Saw" - Cedric Massoulier

I'd have thought, first of all, that this was a picture of architectural geometry typically from Paul Abbott's London photographs, you might have commented on. You would, of course, naturally set it into a French Philosopher's chessboard. However, this is truly Massoulier, born, bred and speaking to us.

The ups and downs of life, taken from a saw, the French perspective, are all destructive no matter which way the jagged edge comes to us. We don't have that metaphor in English. We use see-saw, but that's a child playground equipment. It's a long plank of wood usually, balanced in the center, with one child sitting at each end, so kids can each move up and down in turn.

The see saw movement then is a concept of a more gentle movement of our fate. The French phrase uses a cutting saw, and that is much more harsh. Maybe these two difference represent how our cultures have evolved away from one another, but I'd have to consider that idea a little more. There has to be a reason why we have such different metaphors.

Asher

Paul Abbott
February 8th, 2010, 04:47 PM
I like this image, Cedric. The jagged walls are great and unusual.
With respect, I think it would be improved upon if the guys legs hadn't disappeared in those overly dark tones at the bottom of the image.

Cedric MASSOULIER
February 9th, 2010, 02:23 AM
With respect, I think it would be improved upon if the guys legs hadn't disappeared in those overly dark tones at the bottom of the image.

Hi Paul,

Indeed, i have hesitated to improve visibility of legs... I will try another version a bit later.
Thanks.

Cedric.

Asher Kelman
May 11th, 2011, 07:06 PM
Hi Paul,

Indeed, i have hesitated to improve visibility of legs... I will try another version a bit later.
Thanks.

Cedric.

Hi Cedric,

Have you made a version with the man's legs brought out? That would really complete the picture.

Asher