The under the bridge shots from last week have proved intriguing. Some simple manipulation and i have several ideas for sampling. The top left is a smear in some parts, so that is not something that i would use as an actual piece: possible to attempt, but i have no interest in tiny curved stripping work! And bottom left is really interesting, but replicating mirror imagery is not easy. Going to concentrate to begin with on smaller areas with heavier detailing. BUT:
The most important rules are the ones we make for ourselves. Sometimes the pivot points in our careers seem to be overcoming something that we learned years ago and have accepted as gospel ever since. It’s another paradox of creativity–we must work hard to learn our craft and then we must work hard to un-learn the aspects of our craft that hold us back. Assumptions about the “right way” sometimes need to be overcome in order to advance our creativity. Once we have found the first “right:” answer, it’s time to find the next “right” answer.
Within any defined space, at any given resolution, there are a *finite number of possibilities. All possible images exist in potential. It is our ambition as image-makers to recognize and harvest those images, among all the possible images, that most appropriately represent the ideas, concepts, experience and sensibility of the maker. Thom Rouse
*finite–i do take exception to this one —-i would say infinite: we all see different things in our own perceptions of a thing. Even the change of a day can bring new potential to those images within ourselves.
SO SO SO close to finishing Nightmare Interrupted:
oops, hit publish before i put these in–it maybe snowy outside, somewhat angsty inside, but these blooming in my stoodio window help: