Tuesday, August 10, 2010

intricacies

A photograph of one of my paintings edited in Photoshop Elements with a photograph of trees on our land.  It makes me think that while life is beautiful, it is sometimes complex and intricate, requiring you to stop a while to get your bearings.




"Neither in environment nor in heredity can I find the exact instrument that fashioned me, the anonymous roller that pressed upon my life a certain intricate watermark whose unique design becomes visible when the stamp of art is made to shine through life's foolscap."
~Vladimir Nabokov

28 comments:

  1. Nice photoediting. Led me to another older one of yours. Photoshop (or whichever program you use) is great but it can be easily abused...you didn't...the effect compliments the image wonderfully. Sort of like neurons.

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  2. there are some amazing textures to this bonnie...love all the colors...makes me think og the webs of the mind...

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  3. Interesting photo - I like the harmony of the colors and the way the lines mesh together. It's mesmerizing.

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  4. Hi Bonnie

    I love the interlacing texture and colours of the trees you have created...and Yes...nothing is simple and straightforward and we do life a dis-service when we try to reduce complex and complicated issues and processes down to simplistic platitudes and formulae. Part of the mystery and challenge of life, seems to me to be, that there is so much we can never understand or make sense of...and we learn to sit with that...

    Happy days

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  5. Stunningly beautiful, Bonnie! I love the cools in this photo. Also love the feeling of texture.

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  6. very lovely bonnie - i'm thinking of batik. steven

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  7. Very intriguing piece, Bonnie. I envision intertwining energies and the interconnectedness of us all...very cool!

    One of these days, I will play with Photoshop ;)

    ~Calli

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  8. B&B: Thank you. It does look a bit like neural networks now that you mention it!

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  9. Brian: Are you referring to my cobwebs of the mind? ;0)

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  10. Delwyn: Yes - and that is often the hard part ... learning to sit with it.

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  11. Hi George: I'm a sucker for texture in anything!

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  12. steven: Now that you say it, I see it! Thank you.

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  13. Calli: Energies - I can see that too! Thanks so much. I hope you do try out PS with your beautiful artwork and photos.

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  14. I'm betting you also like linen, Bonnie.
    It's pretty neat how you are combining your photography AND your painting. You must be in creative bliss these days!

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  15. HI BONNIE-

    Breathtaking image and blend of textures, colors and light. I love it!

    Love Gail
    peace and hope.....

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  16. To me it looks some inner intracite workings of the brain. It does make me pause to puruse the different layers.

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  17. It reminds me of neural connections, the interlinking map of synapses that speak to each other in constant conversation of which we are largely ignorant, but on which we are so dependent as sentient beings.

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  18. Deborah: Well ... most of the time! :-)

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  19. maggie: Well if it makes you pause, it makes me happy.

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  20. Meri: That seems to be the consensus about what is seen in this piece. So helpful to hear all the reactions. Thank you.

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  21. Image meets idea with elegance here!


    Thanks for the free insight, Bonnie



    Aloha from Waikiki :)

    Comfort Spiral

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  22. Cloudia, I've always dreamed of producing something elegant ... so if you say so ...

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  23. Believe me I will force myself to learn this bloody photoshop because of you.

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  24. Turquoise: Oh you have such amazing subject matter in your photographs. The adjustments you could make in photoshop would elevate them from great to glorious!

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  25. awesome texture- I like going inside - climbing around and through it.

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  26. Its your title that drew me to you today. I would not guess trees on my first perusal, but see them in a new light with the way you have artistically rendered them. They remind me of the image of a pet scan measuring blood flow to different parts of the brain.

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