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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Meditation

Looking at this image gives me the same sort of feeling as gazing at a mandala: a feeling of concentration, being centred and focused.  There seems to be an intense, small face right at the apex of the bouquet, gazing intently back at me, exuding energy. Below the face, the heart-centred body, directing the energy both upwards and downwards, grounding and liberating. At least, that's what I see. And you?


This piece was made from a photo of a vase of lilacs, taken with my Asus tablet, treated to a mirror image effect with the PicsArt app, imported into my laptop computer and worked on in Photoshop.  Making it was a meditation in itself.

Process. 
Centredness. 
Exploration. 
Discovery.

(or in other words, obsessing and having too much fun!)

17 comments:

  1. I really like this one. You might find this odd or funny, but what flashed into my head when I first saw this was Francis Bacon's "screaming" Pope paintings!

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    1. Stickup, that is such a great reference! I admit, I had to look up Bacon's Pope paintings but I immediately saw exactly what you mean! I love it that you bring your own vision and your knowledge of art/artists to my little digital piece.

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  2. I see a lot of faces, funny, sad... and I agree... Francis Bacon is in this attractive scene... There is some energy, some concentration, some surprise and yes, we can say that your image is a help to the meditate!

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    1. Cool that you see the Bacon sizzling a bit in this, too! I didn't see it myself, until Stickup pointed it out, and now you, too. I also love that you see all sorts of faces in it, as well as the energy.

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  3. I can see an insect with large pink eyes. Well done

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    1. Yes! I see that. Someone else who saw this picture also said they saw a large preying insect.

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  4. i can´t even rudimentary understand what you did here - but the result really looks meditative, and if the creating process also was that, the better!!

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    1. Yes, the process of art making, as I'm sure you know, Johanna, is really a form of meditation. Not necessarily a calm form, but definitely concentrated and in the moment. I never know how much "process" to describe, but feel I should give some indication about how I make these digital images. Really, though, it's just magic! ;-)

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  5. An excellent welcome note for the solstice.

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    1. DCW, I found your comment in the spam can! Rather like a fortune cookie. As you see, I've rescued it and posted it where it belongs, none the worse for wear.

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  6. Very creative and full of energy.

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    1. Thanks! Lovely to see you here. LadyFi

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  7. It makes me think of an insect in glorious close-up detail. I once was mesmerised by display cases of moths and exotic beetles in a natural history museum, and this brings all that back! Lovely work, Lynn.

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    1. I'm happy the image brings back fond memories for you, Deborah. So many insects are dazzlingly beautiful when seen up close and personal, though perhaps best seen under glass (especially if the biting kind).

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    1. Thank you so much, Marinela.

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