"In a Forest a tree stands amongst his peers; a forest is what they make."
"The Hunted" was inspired by the art of Frida Kahlo's 1946 Painting of the same name.
I stumbled across a herd of deer near my home and they were kind enough to allow me to take fotos of them for quite some time. As I spent time with these beautiful animals, I was saddened by those who go out to kill them for the sport of it. At that time, the Hymn was born and two months later the final foto emerged.
The tail of the deer is in a down position indicating he is calm and doesn't feel threatened.
The deer is adorned with roses on her hair as an homage to Frida Kaho, but it also has a "rack" representing the "hunter" who is "out for his head."
The 13 points within the image represents her luck.
And finally, my face and that of the deer are blended as one. On my forehead, you can see the last vestiges of the deers eyes and her nose just above my lips.
The deer and background images were taken at the Rye Marshlands Conservatory in Westchester County, NY.
"A life rests to take a break." - The Hunted by Hillie Galarza