Thursday, January 14, 2010

Algebraic

Boat/parts + algebraic_Symbols = abstract!
[ f/5.3, 1/30 sec, 62mm, ISO 1600 ]


I love how the Nikon D300 handles high ISO! I had to push it up because of the poor lighting [for photography that is!] where this old boat was displayed.

As for this shot - I was attracted by the contrasting texture of the wood vs the steel. I saw the math immediately and thought about how any object really is more than the sum of all its parts. The 'equals' and 'less than' sign seemed to emphasize that concept in this composition.

The neat thing about abstracts of course is that they have beauty beyond the specific object they represent. The true meaning of an abstract lies in the eye of the viewer - they provide a meaning based on an emotion, an experience, or a theme that is somehow linked to their own experience and forms an idea out of their own imagination.

An abstract evokes images and meaning from the viewer.

I think therefore, that an abstract is one of the truer examples of collaborative art.

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