08 December 2006

lines: an amateur study

my photographic study of parallel & intersecting lines in downtown salt lake city.

once you get looking, they are everywhere. this little study makes waiting for the bus (yes, i have a major love/hate relationship with our good friends at the local transit association) actually worthwhile, i am going to pull a sartorialist and attempt to remember my camera on every occasion out. perhaps something interesting will come of it. or at least i'll learn to see things through a lens which i hadn't seen before. (i just might post some beginner photos and let you glimpse even further into my world.) if i've learned anything from my dear/ancient/wise art professors, it is this: if you want to become an Artist you must force yourself to look at things. hard and long. seeing them until you understand it on a new level. i am intimidated at something so daunting. yet, the masters seem to figure it out:

"It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly." -Claude Monet

"I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even." -Claude Monet

"I can only draw what I see." -Claude Monet

"Art is not what you see, but what you make others see." -Edgar Degas


Travelin'Oma said...

Visual art is silent poetry, and poetry is art with words. mARTa is a true artist. She helps me see beauty in the everyday. So she creates beauty in my world.

marta said...

thanks miss mom. you are too sweet.

ali said...

Cool! Keep posting your "parallelist" studies. There's nothing wrong with carrying your camera everywhere you go; I certainly do.

Anonymous said...

Nice work. Lines are an interesting theme for a photo essay. For other interesting themes, ask Timmy to show you the midget essay or the really bad hair piece essay from our visit across the pond.

jamieanne said...

I love the notable quotables...so inspiring. I find it quite fun to have my camera readily accessible 24/7 because then I feel like I'm wasting it if I don't take some pics! And then so much more fun to scan them all when I get home. I love photos so much!

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