“View From The Edge” – in retrospect #2

“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect, but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves”.                                                                   Carl Jung (1875 – 1961)


“Everything you can imagine is real.”                         Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.”

  Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)

This is the second part of “View From The Edge” in retrospect. To see the first part go HERE-1. There you’ll find ideas about creating a theme, more links, as well as the importance and benefits of making prints, and ultimately possibilities of exhibiting and presentation.
This time I have a few more examples of various views from the water’s edge … as previous, in different directions, up, down and ahead, but limited to animals who live on the edge … literally. As most images in this exhibition, prints are presented as diptychs or triptychs and connected with a small border. Panel sizes are sometimes up to 6 feet / 2m. But it’s up to your imagination to come up with other ways of presentation – aside the standard single print, matted & framed.
I’m usually not much of a wild life guy and shoot animals (with the camera of course) only where I come across them. And of course NOT because of what species they are, how rare they are, or any other documentary reasons. Even these here are quite realistic, no label or reality is of any importance … only the graphic quality … thinking abstract. The artist does not see houses, trees or faces … he see squares, triangles and ovals.
The frogs were living in small puddles amongst the rocks, master of their domain, confident and willing models, with the lens only inches away. The single seagull shot cost me a loaf of bread and was quite difficult to achieve. The eye contact made this one stand out from dozens of others. All other bird shots are multi-exposures – panning as the bird flies by and taking several shots on top of each other (more about this HERE). This effect, in combination with the choice of B&W, takes us away from reality and the ever lurking danger of mere documentation or recording.
More to “View From The Edge” next time.

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