to find beauty in something so simple.
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci
This winter more so than others I have been drawn to high key, white on white imagery that just seems to showcase the season so well.
There is a complexity to snow that you might not notice if you only look at it as something to be endured.
It can be hard and crystalline or soft and undulating. It can form pristine flakes or pelt the ground with fertilizer sized pellets called graupel or grail.
Years ago I would not have had the confidence to post an image of such simplicity but to me, in this stage of my journey, this image brings me such a feeling of satisfaction.
I believe that a connection to subject matter is integral to being able to fully express that one moment.
In a busy, imagery fueled world, I find myself drawn to that which doesn’t share every detail but leaves a story just on the fringes of it.
What do you believe? Where do you find beauty?
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Mystery is the artist’s realm.
I love the simple beauty, the gentle curved lines.
It is a lovely,soothing picture but I couldn’t help wondering what a snow angel would have looked like on that pristine surface. Just wondering.
With any luck at all, we mature into our art.