29 November 2009


Ode to a moment in abstraction. Honestly, I cannot take this seriously. This is in league with photographing a paint spill. But we all have it in us, right? The ability to make something out of nothing. This is the imagination at its best. Perhaps, many love abstraction due to the way it can launch the imagination.

Although abstraction can be really beautiful, I tend to think it's a lazy art. And to wobble even further on the subject, lazy has its beauty too...think sleeping figure. With the above, I actually spent quite awhile on this, adding in and taking away. However, one would not know this unless I confessed. The general response of abstract art is, "Oh, my kid can do that." Which is true, and often the kid can do better. I prefer the balance of abstraction and representation, but now I am entering the cynical waters. When I hear myself defining the visual, I tend to loose site of the visual goal. Which is, to convey a feeling visually and without words.

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