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I Hold It Towards You – 18 Photos

October 2, 2011

Our second E-Exhibition, I Hold It Towards You by Kristina U. (Decor-Art Team) will be opened till the 21st of October. The romantic title, the last line from John Keats’ poem “This Living Hand”, hides 18 photographs documenting climbing plants stretching for support.


Kristina’s photographs always burst in colour and it doesn’t matter, what the chosen subject is, the mood that prevailed at a certain moment is simply locked in an image. Stunning landscapes, interesting architectural structures and pretty plants: everything what caught her eye turns into a photograph, a proof that there’s no need to search for beauty – it’s all around us. No wonder the images have often been said to be fun to look at or simply reflecting great joy.

The artist’s statement:

“I love beautiful gardens and gardening. I guess plants are my greatest inspiration – strong colours, perfect shapes, complex constructions – that’s why quite often, instead of weeding, I grab my camera and start searching for something interesting. More than a month ago I noticed how strongly one of the climbing cucumbers was holding onto a rope. It looked as if the plant had grown a little hand that was cluthcing it’s palm and fingers round the rough string. The resemblance was uncanny! I’ve spent a lot of time observing and taking photographs and now you can see the best shots.


The title for this exhibition was always going to be something romantic, something like the phrase – I can’t live without you. (Well, just have a look how the plants have formed the tightest knots!) Yet later on I found John Keats’ poem that seemed to fit so well. In the end I decided that the last line says it all and describes these photographs best – I Hold it Towards You. I hope you will like them.”


This Living Hand

This living hand, now warm and capable
Of earnest grasping, would, if it were cold
And in the icy silence of the tomb,
So haunt thy days and chill thy dreaming nights
That thou wouldst wish thine own heart dry of blood
So in my veins red life might stream again,
And thou be conscience-calmed—see here it is—
I hold it towards you.

John Keats

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As this time we have published just the artist’s thoughts about the current exhibition, rather than an interview with the artist, we invite you to be inquizitive – if there’s anything you want to know about Kristina and her love for photography, we invite you to send us your questions to and we will publish the answers on this Blog.

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