Monday, December 14, 2009
ABSTRACT MINALMALISM: Nature's Way
i know most of you follow Seth Apter's blog The Altered Page. He's surveyed over 200 artists for the upcoming edition of PULSE and features ideas from that in a post called SECRET SUNDAY every week. Fran Meneley has a beautiful site as well (both are in my Sparks on the sidebar)and her secret was posted this last sunday. Fran is a great writer, photographer, collage artist, and reveals her secret in a great narrative plus these two words: "PAY ATTENTION"!!
it brought to mind the Maxine Greene quote on my sidebar, part of which reminds me to:"UNCOUPLE FROM THE FAMILIAR....JUST IN ORDER TO SEE".
somehow this has been synthesized into the word NOTICINGS...and when out there in the natural elements, with my camera, i tend to notice a great deal more, noticing details/changes in a different way, and some of these are captured digitally and when viewed on the computer, bigger connections to art are made. Paintings are often brought to mind as in the photos above.
abstract? minimal? subtle and beautiful and created over a long period of time. and it could happen with a brush, paint, and a canvas! in this case, part of that DISINTEGRATION COLLABORATION with NATURE!!
(SO while you're over reading secrets on the altered page, be sure to check out seth's project from last winter called just that: the DisCo for short)