weekly photo challenge

From Yardwork to Artwork: Collage


 

Collage of today’s pruned camellia branches together with past watercolor studies.

Waste not want not

camillia mini ii

crazy for you

New York, New York

This collage of an imagined Manhattan skyline was created from a Playbill from the Shubert Theatre for the show Crazy for You, which we saw on a visit to New York in 1993. I originally posted it in January 2015 just before our last New York visit and early in my 365 day blogging challenge that year. You can see the full image here on Day 26.

bridgefest

Bridging time, place, studio and friends, this photo was taken in Venice almost twenty years ago. Back in the studio a few years later it inspired the painting that then became a gift to dear friends.

Speaking of bridges here are a few featured on thechangingpalette over the past few years:

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magic walls

This week’s Photo Challenge: Delta from Erica asks us to “explore the ways in which a single photograph can express time, while only showing us a small portion of any given moment.”

These photos are from a recent visit to a memorable exhibition at Vancouver’s Museum of Anthropology entitled Traces of Words: Art and Calligraphy from Asia.

Part of the exhibit includes an amazing interactive world from ultra technologists teamLab, founded by Toshiyuki Inoko in 2001, which “seeks to navigate the confluence of art, technology, design and the natural world.” This short edited video I took will explain why the photos seemed to fit this week’s challenge since the magic walls capture only “a small portion of any given moment.”

To learn about the exhibit and to see a stunning video of teamLab’s interactive world I recommend visiting the Museum’s website here.

WPC: Transient

Depicting a state of impermanence.

I couldn’t resist re-visiting my photos of the Mirroir d’Eau in Bordeaux for this week’s Photo Challenge: Transient, where every few minutes the scene changes as the 2 cms of water that create the largest reflecting pool in the world drain away to expose its granite floor…

…before returning again to the delight of adults and children alike.

You can see more of this magical World Heritage Site in my post of December 2015

out of focus

A colourful start to the week with photos, paintings and palettes out of focus in the studio
illustrating “the sensations of the moment” can so often be simply the joy of colour.

 

In-focus Out-of-focus:

Photinia leaves and sky reflected in the water on our path with its pachysandra border.

Dedicated to the people of North Kensington grieving for the tragic loss and suffering of their families and friends.