Thursday, December 10, 2009

Blue Sky Adventure


Blue Sky Adventure
Originally uploaded by colormuse

So, here is a zoomed in detail of a whole scarf. Yet in a digital image, it becomes a whole piece unto itself. Is it art to frame out an image? Is this image a piece of art, a watercolor, or is it only a detail of the whole which is only a craft in th eyes of many? Why would I even be asking these questions? Can't I be happy that it is a beautiful scarf which has some lovely stories within....glad that I could show one of the stories?

6 comments:

Teri said...

I think that it is ALL art. From the tiniest thing we see to the largest. I once had a Prof. who showed us slides of art. He kept clicking the remote, the art kept switching from one slide to the next, and at the end we saw that each slide he had shown us was, indeed, smaller parts of the whole. And, it was a Masterpiece. So, to me, the total is the sum of the parts and all the parts matter!! You are so right! Your "piece" could indeed be a watercoloring of a landscape. Beautiful work.

Maggie Neale said...

Thanks Teri for visiting and your comment. I went to your site, and would have left a comment but link didn't open. I had those very same candles when I was a young girl!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

I love your Blue Sky Adventure...pieces of beauty fitting in and creating the whole. I also clicked on your shopping site and saw it at different angles and views. Art is always art, it is my pleasure to have your site on my favorites!

Jeane said...

it's beautiful and personally?, I feel the art/craft debate is such an old tired conversation - why does creativity have to be categorized - your work is a prime example of the art/craft debate - your interests are varied and you express yourself in these wonderful forms and that should be enough AND after the holidays, I would love to learn that Mexican wax technique xxo

The Artist Within Us said...

One of the things I do with a collage or abstract painting, is to seek out images within themselves and photograph these to be studies later.

The purpose is to discover how much tighter I might have composed the original art work or discover new compositions that to be applied in the future on a new canvas.

Glad to know I am not the only one doing this.

Maggie Neale said...

Thanks all for coming to visit and leaving your words. Your words are blessings and you writers are lights in my day. Connections across the miles.