Sycamores, Long Cane Creek

by Kelly Landrum

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Gallery: All of My [Early Digital] Life (2002-)

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Published: Thursday 26th of April 2007 03:53:36 AM


Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Pnina, and, yes, I am overwhelmingly Irish and Scots-Irish (among others), genetically speaking--as far as I know. There are a lot of people in this part of the world who are carrying some traces of the genetic heritage of an essentially exterminated race. That is one reason that I welcome the Hispanic immigrants, especially the Mexicans, who have a lot of that native American genetic heritage. I want this country to have the diversity of many races, living peacefully side and side and mixing every which way they want to. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Dennis. End-of-semester madness here. I hope to shoot more this summer. --Lannie

Dennis Jones
Lannie So you do know how to still use a camera... I was beginning to worry...;) Great work and eye... Nice color too.

Pnina Evental
Very nice warm/cold colored and textured abstract.

Sheryl W (Blue Mt.)
beautiful abstract... and I love the color combo... I enjoyed your comments & share your wish...I am Creek-Cherokee, Scotch- Irish ... nice work, Landrum

Pnina Evental
Lannie, thanks for the explanation and link,interesting reading. Looking at your portrait I think that your Europian gene won the war ;-))....

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Sheryl. I love your work. --Lannie

Mike Gallo
You have great vision for seeing this, awesome

Jack McRitchie
You've got a good eye, Lannie, to catch this beautiful abstract. The colors really compliment and amplify each other.

Tony Hadley
Wow Super capture.

Landrum Kelly
Thank you, Pnina. The sycamores with their peeling bark commonly grow by the streams in this part of the world. This happens to be near the site of the Long Cane Massacre of Scots-Irish settlers by Cherokee Indians sometime around 1760. The settlers were fleeing the Indian wars of 1759-61 and were trying to get to Augusta, Georgia. Such attacks were actually comparatively rare but they did occur from time to time as the settlers encroached more and more on Indian territory. Ironically, I am derived from stock on both sides, European and Cherokee, although I don't know if any of my direct ancestors were on either side in this particular attack--probably not very likely. Most of the whites were not killed, for some reason, and a lot of Indians were killed as well, but the typical history books tell it all from a Eurocentric perspective. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Sycamores, Long Cane Creek Thanks for viewing and commenting.


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