Long is the Path and Winding the Way
This image is an example of tortuous natural abstract art. It shows a journey. I’m always likely to capture an image that speaks of a journey. This one is tortuous. Life is a journey, and for most people it is tortuous. So there is a strong resonance with reality here.
The image is a high-magnification photograph of Phalaenopsis, taken looking into afternoon sunlight. I would have captured it instantaneously, during a search through a sequence of arbitrary images. Please see –http://www.wild-haven.co.uk/about us/ In the few milliseconds it took me to capture the image, I remember deciding to render parts of the image out-of-focus, to make the path a ‘lost and found line’, and to provide variety – so I allowed a small element of conscious thought to be involved. I like ‘lost and found’ lines because they invite my viewers to get involved. I have also allowed the line to go in and out of the picture, which adds to the effect.
The image is of nature, taken naturally. I have argued for the importance of this in my article – https://issuu.com/barriedalesa/docs/issue_article_5
I am strongly attracted to the concept of lines. They imply journeys. Journeys are interesting, enlightening, and frequently enjoyable; much more so than destinations, which are often disappointing.
As an experiment, I took the image at a lower magnification than usual. Fortuitously, this made the picture, as it allowed me to include plenty of path.
The image is available as a signed, single-issue, print, mounted and framed to the highest standards. Please see – http://www.wild-haven.co.uk/buy/
It is registered with the Guild Society of Artists, to ensure authenticity.
I hope you have enjoyed looking at what I have called tortuous natural abstract art.