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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

minimal art

is the topic of artwords this week...& here is my contribution...ever since i took the many art classes in college & then adult continuing education over the years, i have & am always been struck by the innovation & thought-provoking pieces of abstract art... i remember on a field trip to the art institute of chicago (with my abstract art class back in the day) of looking at a mark rothko piece (i believe it was by him) & there was this gargantuan canvas of "black" paint! a classmate of mine sneered as he said that's art?!!! whatever, i thought... i appreciated that work, just like the many others we sought out that day. my hubby does not get abstract art...he is a realist, in every sense of the word, but art, like beauty, is really in the eye of the beholder, isn't it? anyway, i digress...i took this snap of an abstract sculpture at the rotary gardens, where i have recently reminds me of birds in flight is gorgeous metalwork! i think i must have been a blacksmith or something in a former life because i am so drawn to all things iron & metal {or perhaps i was a magnet in one of my past lives, lol}>>>& one of my secret dreams is to learn how to forge iron & metal into wonderful sculptural pieces such as this beauty! i stood underneath this piece & found the sky & powerful curves so inspiring, that i took this shot. then i went into my hp photosoftware & played around with the colors & came up with this & this... this last manipulation is stripped of its original representation & to its, i think, most minimal, essential state. it looks to me like an abstract swirl of oriental script...what do you see? Posted by Picasa


  • At 6/27/2006 07:42:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The last picture I see an eye, long nose and arms outstretched. The eye looks down.

    The pictures are wonderful, they give one food for thought.


  • At 6/27/2006 08:04:00 PM, Blogger firstborn said…

    hey, i can see that too! thanks for your perspective "anonymous babe"...

  • At 6/27/2006 09:57:00 PM, Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said…

    Writing asian style, amazing how you brought this alive!

  • At 6/27/2006 10:51:00 PM, Anonymous looney said…

    i totally agree with anonymous and tongue in cheek...first thing i saw were people-back to back, one upside down and both have their arms outstretched...the yin and yang for coooool!!! xoxo looney...


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