Do I create to copy a thing seen? Or do I create to answer the call of my hidden artist I’ve secreted away in a safe place?
There lies buried deep within a spark that will not die
an ember that never slumbers
a mere breath of fresh air fans the tiny coal to a roaring flame!
I can no more repeat someone else’s story than … breathe for them
that secret hidden artist
with incandescent flames of imagination and creativity
we are welded
the inner artist demands to be set free
is compelled to be unleashed and expressed
alas I can not copy
and I must tell my own story
In the final photograph image, this is the way the park and the trees actually looked.
But my artist wanted something… ‘more.’ Something Different. This view, this photograph just didn’t work for me, didn’t fulfil what I was looking for.
I needed to take a risk.
And its ok if I am the only one to enjoy the image. For it is my artist I am creating for.
All of these images are photographs. None are Paintings.
By using two techniques I was able to come closer to reaching what my hidden artist was wanting.
I used the camera differently… with a vertical movement downwards. Then again, in the new shot, going upwards.
Returning to the studio I proceeded to do some additional digital processing for the 2 images you see above. Cropping, enhancements, sharpen, lightening, etc.
Whether it is knitting, painting, sculpture, pottery, writing, paper making……
just take a risk. Be happy! Have faith you can do it.
Let your own inner hidden artist come out.