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Detail from an image subtitled “Lucybell Crater and 11 year old daughter.”
Image by
Ralph Eugene Meatyard

If one takes the effort to look and think about Meatyards images
over and over again,
the spontaneous fright over the expression of the masks will go,
just to give place to a discovery of a wonderful game.
A game with light and shadow,
a game with the abstract qualities of the real,
a hiding game, a game with words and a concept.