Selective focus

I must have taken this picture in the mid 1970s at about the age of 14 or 15. Its inside the museum part of the Gamble Institute in the centre of St.Helens.

The formal (and quiet) atmosphere in the room seemed at odds with the doll and I think this is what caught my attention and provoked me to take a picture.

Decades later its not so much the novelty that I get from the image but more about “how we are”. I could easily imagine that when we are concentrating on something we need to put other things out of mind , perhaps move them behind us so that they don’t distract both metaphorically (and in this case) physically.