These are not recently photographed wrapped trees but they are different from the ones I have posted before. It seemed an appropriate day to let these swathed creatures out for some fresh air.
[More wrapped trees can be found here.]
© Karen McRae, 2013
49 thoughts on “(Previously) Unreleased”
I always love these haunting little spectres…happy Halloween Karen!..xo
Thanks, Marianne! Happy Halloween to you too.
Spooky, amorphous blobs. How they capture the imagination! Monstrous penguins, hooded ne’er-do-wells, elephant men. The possibilities, Karen, are limitless.
Thanks, Prospero. They intrigue me too with their shifting possibilities.
Great group of quite funny creatures; I almost started to give ‘m names. Like the colors.
Yes, they’d probably enjoy having names, Harrie! Thank you.
That is seriously cool (and spooky) Karen!
I agrre! It was about time to let them out! Great, great post, Karen! I love your artistic skill.
Thanks very much! : )
They are like discoloured penguins!
Yes, a bit penguin-like at times. The Canadian version maybe…
Hi Karen – you know how I love this series of your beautiful photographs. There is such a poignancy to these images. So happy to see them again – cheers – K
Thank you, Kathleen. Happy Halloween to you! : )
This subject matter and the way you handle it has never failed to touch me deeply. Pleased to see more of these marvelous images.
Thank you, Elena. I’ve already spotted a few different trees getting dressed for the coming winter …
They remind me of hares standing in a field. Lovely.
It always interests me to know how other people interpret these – thanks for your comment, much appreciated!
i thought of elephant heads…
Getting ready for winter… I can’t wait to see your amazing haunting beings during the next months. 🙂
Awesome ghostly shapes. 😉
Some of my favorites, Karen….I still remember the haunting and evocative images from the first series…absolutely wonderful…..
This image conjours up many things in my imagination. Thanks!
These are so interesting! Animals of a new kind.
I remember these from your earlier post. They still look eerie, little shuffling creatures hiding in the long grass.
Oh my gosh! What a nice surprise to see these again! The wrapped trees made such an impression on me the first time. and here they are coming back for a visit. yea!
Yes, I have seen the relatives, but these are exceptionally nice too. Not only nice, by the way…
These look like the ghostly cousins of the ones that hang in my house.
Perfect disguises! I’ve always been struck when seeing wrapped trees, struck by the oddity of their seeming humanness, but your photos really do the whole idea a remarkable justice. Such a field of goblins. Such great textures.
Did you ever went back to followup on the original trees. I don’t remember a summer post showing them “liberated”.
I love these – it was one of your earlier posts on this subject that brought me to your blog and the images stick firmly in my mind (a good thing).
Something about the first photo reminds me of dolphins and elephants. Perhaps a chimera of the two? Great work, Karen!
Such strangely ghost-like objects. I love these Karen!
I just love these Karen. The one in the foreground, top photo, even appears to have an eye 🙂
Wonderful images Karen. They remain as fascinating and mysterious as when you first introduced them.
I’ll bet those trees move around all over the place, when no-one is watching them… 😉
Wow! Impressive photos, Karen. What a stunning series – very inspiring!
I love these – the mummy’s uncanny and beautiful garden. Very nice spin on the day.
You have such a distinctive vision you are able to express in many ways. These images are for me so playful. I feel like I am on the Savannah and watching elephants being alerted. Great work, Karen!
Poetic, surreal and intriguing series of works.
Love the atmosphere in these! If I remember correctly I think the first time I visited your blog you had posted wrapped trees 🙂
This so makes me think of cloaked, killing little people.
How funny what we can see with our imagination when looking at these wrapped trees. A very good choice of photographs on Halloween day ! 🙂
I love this series! And a perfect choice!
Still love this series, Karen. They still look like creatures!
I love these trees! My heart leapt when I saw the first image! Give them my love please! 🙂 xo
Those wrapped trees sure do give you some interesting subjects. To someone unknowing they must provide quite a surprise on a drive by. Although very different, they sort of remind me of the elders in Dark Crystal. These two images are quite well done, Karen.
I don’t think I’ll ever ever get tired of these. Every time I see them, they take my breath away.
strange! I like the diffuse structure between the gras.