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Abstract color study. Yellow and Gold.
This image of a Tubeworm photographed in Saba is beautiful. Rather than saying more I’ll leave it at that.
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When I think about how we see, I sense that we look optically with our eyes and we perceive with our minds eye. The amount of information we see at one time is enormous. Our minds eye selects, filters, organizes, categorizes, defines, and correlates what we see, then creates meaning by integrating with our consciousness. Did I mention this is done in a micro second?
Art can frame and re-frame the physical world and help us see and think about what we often take for granted. It presents an opportunity to expand our perception and enter a state of observation and hopefully, awareness.
These three images that did that for me. The broken mirror reflecting the surrounding woods was alongside the road. The women in Singapore were having fun with a freestanding set of translucent and mirrored panels and the sculpture near Madison Square park in New York created segmented and reflected views of the iconic Flatiron building, the Empire State building and a tour bus along Fifth Avenue.
These images posit the question, what is consciousness? They even challenge our assumption of what reality is. Is it what’s in front of us, behind us, what we see within one plane or what we saw just before we became aware of what we are now seeing? More often than not, the role of art is to raise the question rather than propose the answer.
Black birds flying at the break of dawn.
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Final phase of the Aloe vera flower open. No further caption needed.
I made this Rhubarb Strawberry pie as a celebration gift for my daughter Layla
Happy 4th of July from Lake Lure, North Carolina
On December 16, 1991, Kazakhstan emerged from a long and challenging period under Soviet rule. Over the past 20 years the country has blossomed in what can be described as the Kazakh Renaissance, a demonstration of the enduring spirit of the Kazakh culture. I celebrate this anniversary with a selection of images from the book, The Soul of Kazakhstan. The collection showcases Kazakhstan’s people, history, culture and land. They will be posted on my WordPress blog over the coming days leading up to the anniversary.
A permanent library of images is available for purchase as prints or licensing at http://eastep.photoshelter.com/gallery/Kazakhstan/G0000xg4sBqG4LWQ/