Thursday, July 26, 2012

Look for shapes and patterns, not the actual object

Jean Stimmell©2012
Shapes and patterns...
Here's a straight, unmanipuated photograph, I took yesterday of a fabulous stone ledge, separating land from sea along Great Bay Estuary in Newmarket, N.H. To me this photograph is a good example of how Nature can be a source of inspiration as Marion Boddy-Evans suggests in the following quotation:
“When you’re looking for inspiration for an abstract painting, you need to change the way you look at the world around you. You need to stop seeing the big picture and look for details. To look at the shapes and patterns which occur, rather than focusing on the actual objects.” *


Telescope or Microscope: It's all a matter of scale...
I think Nature is a source of inspiration for all of us because, at a deeper level, Nature is the ultimate  way of knowing.
Solar flare on the sun**
Here's a photograph of a solar flare on the sun that looks for all the world like an illuminated one-celled organism, observed under high magnification through a microscope.

Self similar objects  reveal profound truths. For more: see this previous post of mine.
* Quoted from Abstract Painting: Using Nature as a Source for Inspiration, by Marion Boddy-Evans, About.com Guide
**Compliments of NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center: http://www.space.com/12581-stunning-photos-solar-storms-flares-sun-weather.html 
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