Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Picture Inspiration - Week 3

This week's assignment delved deeper into the concept of rhythm, taking it a layer further into "motif" as in a distinctive and recurring form, shape, figure, etc, in a design, as in a painting or on wallpaper. This definition brings to mind all the 1980s Waverly wallpaper that we removed when we moved into our house. Not a fan of that type of motif. But what I am a fan of is the patterns and shapes that light and shadow give to ordinary things. Like this sunbleached wooden footbridge decorated with the shadow of its knotted rope siding.

I'm also a fan of getting really close to things and seeing how they look from different angles.

I also get real excited when I can actually stop time and movement and see what my eye can't normally see. Like this waterfall stopped mid-fall.

And I thoroughly love finding patterns in nature.

Those are just a few examples of motif that I found this week.

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