Thoughts on Life, Art, Photography, Technology, Teaching and Travel…..
I started breaking the big picture down into a series of details. Framing, composing, scrutinizing, examining all the little textures, colors, lines, shapes and the interplay of the light as it broke through the trees. Bam!! Photographs were suddenly all around me to be taken. All these wonderful external references that made unique little pictures, but could also be used for subject matter for drawing and paintings. It’s just a matter of looking at things in a slightly different more “hyper aware” way. There are wonderful pictures everywhere if you just know how to LOOK for them.
For me these pictures also communicate on another more deeper level. It goes back to the WHY behind making art. It can’t just be about representing (capturing) external reality photographically and/or with any other medium. There has got to be more to it and luckily there is! There are so many subtle (and sometimes blatant) expressive (psychological / spiritual) connotations in art and its just a matter of being receptive to them as a creative artist or viewer of art.
That is the true challenge to art both making it and viewing it. Now go take a hike with your eyes wide open.
Enjoy the results of my little afternoon of seeing the details!