I hope this is uplifting natural abstract art. It seems to have a strong positive feel to it. There is plenty of life here. I like the energy in the sinuous motion from bottom left to top right. There is a foreground figure, with some sharp edges; and, by way of contrast, a soft background figure. The foreground figure appears to be launching the background figure. Does this represent the present and the future? If so, there is only uncertain progress ahead, with a lot of darkness, but also much light.
The image is a close-up photo of the flower Kalanchoe, a native of Africa. There are just three main shapes in the picture, all of different sizes. The colour scheme is simple, but with deep contrasts.
I hope that I captured the image because it appealed, very quickly, to my subconscious. One of my aims is to learn from the example of Paul Klee http://www.paulklee.net. All visual experience is an illusion. I want to follow my subconscious, and reject rational thought when taking images. I am attracted to the concept of ‘endeavour’ or ‘struggle’. The human race is, at the moment at the beginning of a long struggle. The idea of a long fight gainst powerful forces is a constant theme in Frank Bowling’s work: http://www.artnet.com/artists/frank-bowling.
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