The faces we see. Passing us by.
On the walls, crouched in canoes, rising tall as totems.
More faces, mirrored in the deep ebony ponds.Perhaps, even a few faces planted somewhere in the gardens.
What a wonderful joy to find faces in the Cloud Dome at the Gardens by the Bay.
It is ……
As an artist, I would rate the Cloud Dome Gardens By the Bay a 10 rating.
I’d go again.
I recommend it highly and suggest my artist friends to not miss out.
I went to the Gardens for the pretty flowers.
However, finding faces everywhere I turned, compelled me to add them in.
These faces were immensely interesting….
Inspirational, as I did my zen stroll through.
Of course my intent had been of taking shots of the plants, of the magical orchids, the exquisite flowers.
And I did.
Hundreds of shots of those are waiting. I’d say, they are expected. Typical.
Maybe thats why, I’m choosing to feature the Faces first.
I love the pleasantly unexpected. The Different.
I’m guessing, many of you, do too!
Bliss in The Garden
In the Gardens, we find the time to enjoy the simple pleasure of art.
A time to breathe, as we stroll in the pure and fresh air scented with delicate floral aromas.
Plus, I confess, it was complete bliss in the cool climate controlled environment.
Such loveliness there, in the creation of these strange and imaginative art forms and faces.
Faces in Art
As an art topic it hasn’t ever truly scored super high as my personal “Debi, must do this!”
However, times change.
The beauty found in these faces, makes one think.
Could it be, that faces and portraits and self portraits will now, slowly find their way into my own (Or Yours) art journey?
It could be, “Face Time.”
We speak, through our Faces
There is much to be communicated in faces, in portraits.
We express volumes, just by drawing/painting the human form as it goes about its daily life.
The art of self portraiture has so much more to say than we might think, at first.
Its not, merely self indulgence as one might presume.
But a laying bare of the soul.
A sharing of the common thread of humanity.
Self portraits are a unique stamp.
Containing information in both their revelations as well as their ‘cover ups.’
Those things the artist chose to hide from the viewer, which in itself, Reveals.
These Faces from Singapore, have done more than made me “think and reflect.”
In their own way, they’ve influenced my mind enough, to alter my actions.
Fascinating, isn’t it?