Real or Imagined?

In most cases, we are more concerned with the material life as opposed to the spiritual or the imaginary life.

This image is of a wood splitter. Most people see it in terms of its functionality in everyday life; others may look at wood splitters in an imaginative way.

Artists, for example, might look at a wood splitter in a way that has never before been seen. Based on patches of tonal shapes and colours, the formal design of a wood splitter might completely disappear.  Its new appearance might be based on an aesthetic in the artists imagination.

During my wildfire evacuation experience in 2017, I came across a wood splitter while out photographing. This is how the wood splitter looked to me that day.

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4 Comment

  1. Joan Loeken says: Reply

    Beauty that the eye beholds

    1. chris says: Reply

      Thank you Joan. I know you understand! Chris

  2. Raymond Tremblay says: Reply

    To go beyond my habitual way of seeing, to discover Beauty afresh, is my goal in photography.
    It satisfies me in ways that nothing else can. Your photograph is a wonder-full example of wht I am aspiring to.

    1. chris says: Reply

      Raymond, I found your words so encouraging. Thank you for sharing your thoughts; I am sure they will encourage and inspire other readers as well. Chris

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