The first one at the top has the fire and energy of core of the earth’s forces producing beautiful colors, gems and stone. It is just as beautiful from afar as it is up close. It is far more beautiful as a print than on a screen. Patterns of movement and stillness fill the image. The colors shift with the light of the room and time of day. Whether printed on Moab Lasal Matte or on metal, the print’s nature and impact hold true. It is a statement of power, creation, and yet was born on top of a small piece of glass. It lasted but a few seconds in front of the camera lens.
My next selection is strikingly reminiscent of a several possible moments of intense energy and warmth. It can be a fiery crucible that brings light, glowing heat and an energy to any room it lives in. I say “lives” because this photograph can’t sit quietly on a wall and not illuminate the observers’ mind and experience. The detailed filaments of orange and yellow and black can collectively bring us to a campfire in a nearby forest or yard. Alternatively with our imagination we can travel to a magma chamber or to a vision of the surface of the sun. It warms the soul, the mind and the room. Yet, it too, was borne in a small petri dish.
Then lastly, we move to a third image that won an award in Miami. To some, it can appear to be iron rich sand at a beach with water, lakes or puddles stretching out ahead. Others have seen a seaweed covered cetacean eye and mouth moving in from the right, hinting at its quiet observant presence. Still, more people see a view from outer space gazing back upon earth and the space where ocean or sea and desert begin to meet each other. This too was the result of a four inks and mineral oil. They were merging and dispersing as two pieces of plate glass were placed upon each other. The range of possible interpretations and experiences is only bounded by the imagination of the observer.
And so there we are: Art is Air for the Mind as an expression of the vibrancy, energy and health that grows from the creation, curation, printing and collecting of artwork. Three pieces of my photography tied together by a creative process and the air they bring to my life. I can only hope that they would do the same for you. All three can speak directly to an emotional place in ourselves and not be reminiscent of a more concrete concept. I intentionally left out their names as that tends to become an immediate constraint on our creative thoughts. Even describing what people see tends to become a boundary to our imaginations.
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