Holding History is a stunning piece with exquisite sharpness. This Giclee photograph symbolizes the timeworn strength and endurance present in those who settled in the Appalachian Mountains and who continue to thrive throughout the generations. The rustic appearance of this fence signifies the passage of time and a fundamental resilience.
While hiking through the mountains of Southwestern VA, artist Jeni Benos was intrigued by a number of rusty nails extending from a dilapidated post and rail fence. She proceeded to experiment with various angles and camera settings. Although a few shots stood out, the one chosen for Holding History was favored. With a deeper message, the artwork is both thought provoking and striking.
A single rusted nail supports a well-worn rail of the old fence. Time has worn the structure down to impart an appealing texture in the aged lumber. It symbolizes the strength and fortitude rendered by the trials and tribulations all eventually face and beauty in that resilient tenacity. Although Jeni relates the print to Appalachia due to the location it was photographed in, the profound undertones of the piece can be applied to anyone anywhere.
With a rustic depth this fine arts prints in an ideal addition to any décor.