Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 in Blog | No Comments

Guardians © Deborah Hamon 2014

Here is my new image, Guardians, from The Polar Pom-Pom Project.
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Digital C-Print, 2014
14 x 42 inches and
21 x 63 inches (Can’t wait to see this final print size soon, over 5 feet wide!!)

While in the Arctic, we had three beautiful, strong, young women guides who were our polar bear protectors. The idea behind the portraits I did of them are that these women are guardians and protectors –of the land and environment, of the Arctic and of us, as well as of the pom-poms. I like the juxtaposition of the pom-pom images, traditionally a craft project which may evoke some feminine ideas, with these strong women carrying rifles.