Painting with the camera can create the sense of being personally close to an object through colors, textures, memories, and the seasons.
To take a photograph of a flower is obvious and can be simplistic to some. To me that is the challenge- for flowers are complex and can show us the universe if we dare to look. To show the energy and light within a flower and how it relates to its surroundings can be like viewing the Milky Way with the Hubble telescope. There seems to be a distance between stars, there appears to be voids between flowers but the energy we don’t see binds them together.
But most of all flowers are simply beautiful and research shows they improve our moods positively.
As painters’ depicted continuing life within still life arrangements, I look to arrangements in nature- or composed by humans- with a similar eye. Why? It makes our subconscious think about life that I believe is healthy and often overlooked as we rush around in our daily routines.
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