05 April 2016

Overlook Nothing

Back to a familiar topic -- making use of materials at hand to create art.

I've received a fair bit of comment for a piece I posted on Facebook as my profile picture this week:

Political Discourse

The idea for this photo took root months before when my wife and I changed the window treatments in a sitting room of our house.  The figures in the picture are two wooden drapery rod holders.  When I took them off the wall, they shapes struck me as interesting and potentially useful, so I stored them away in an area where I keep my art supplies.  

I didn't do anything with them until I got a burst of creative energy with my iPhone, pulled them out, set them up in a spot where they caught the morning sun streaming through a window onto a section of leather couch.  I photographed the shadows created and went to work with Pixlr.

In the political climate that's prevailed in recent years, it didn't take me long to come up with a title.

It's a favorite -- a simple piece that resulted from taking a fresh look at an everyday object.

You never know, right?

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