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Personal view of art and creativity:
Simply respecting and celebrating life – in all its magnificent diversity - is nowadays the truly radical act of any artist.

(Sadly … thanks to the perpetually negative, shock & horror focus and influence of the media and disillusioning impacts of our corrupted political systems … it seems we all need constant reminding of this most fundamental truth.)

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See further special links to selected categories of my images below.

Most Popular Calendar: ‘Water’ Most Recent Calendar: ‘the abstract shopper’.

Most Popular Writing: optimism Latest Journal Entry: The sad demise of facts’. .

Most Popular Series: IKEA, Frank Gehry emp architecture, Neons and Bridges

Favorite Images: For a real visual feast, please explore my eclectic/diverse selections from the absolutely outstanding work of others – via the Favorites link here and/or at the top of this page. The talent revealed is remarkable! Two samples: Persephone & Delicate. And yet another, more recently seen: Having a blast.

For your interest, also some personal picks from my own contributions to redbubble.

Website:

Redbubble dynamics: In case they are of interest, some perspectives on the dynamics of redbubble itself.

General focus of my work:
Celebrating life can also include seeing and interpreting the ‘everyday’ and the supposedly ‘mundane’ through fresh and more alert eyes.

As you will find, ‘eclecticism’ rules on these pages … and possibly understatement too. Primary colours, more often than not, also seem to disappear into the void. All in all, very common phenomena in life itself.

The surprise discovery made when attempting to group my shots together, under seemingly appropriate headings, was that so many loosely reflected meditational, abstract & expansive landscape attributes. (See all categories below). Photography as self analysis …

It will also be evident that ‘people shots’ are few in number as, even in public places, unwelcome invasions of personal space & privacy can still occur far too easily. (Particularly via anonymous travel through others’ lands.) More jottings, samples of framed artworks and special weblinks follow.

Airports
Blues
Down Under AUST/NZ
Drive By Shootings
Fog & Mist
Hills
HDRs
Industrial
Metallic
Oranges & Lemons
Pacific Northwest USA
Reflections
Southwest USA
Starkness
The color black
The color white
Trains, Planes, Autos, Boats & Trucks
Watertowers

Further jottings:
Photography and film & video have been longtime creative pleasures. And writing as well (occasionally with a satirical edge). Cameras are a constant companion and without them many great experiences and sights would not remain as vivid in my mind as they do today. With my digital work I try as far as possible to take and select shots that please me without further software editing interventions (e.g. Rain Fall) – unless it is clear this path offers some richer possibilities.

Surrealistic art has long held special appeal (connected as it so closely is to the way our subconscious dreams & brains internally function) but – externally at least – it is now struggling to remain a meaningful force in an era when life itself has become far more surreal than ‘real’. And innovations in human technology are only accelerating this trend.

‘Drive by shooting’ is an ongoing interest, where I see what can be captured from the road while driving past in a moving vehicle, often at high speed. Beats a tripod any day (sic). After deleting a gigabyte or two of garbage, it’s the surprise results that maintain the mania.

As so many bubblers observe – art, beauty and wonder are all around us, despite the best efforts of western news networks to deny this, with their daily doses of shock and horror.

It is no accident that one of the most significant ways of revitalizing the spirit and reconnecting with our deeper senses & more worthy selves is found in communion with nature and life itself … and in our power to imagine. There is so much that is wondrous to behold, value, defend and gain strength from.

And in doing so, a shared sense of empathy, creativity, humility, and inclusiveness will always help to more joyously and non-violently advance this understanding and build with others a deeper sense of community.

  • Joined: November 2007

Journal

Creativity and imagination ... the link

First, release and foster our imaginations from childhood to the grave. / Then let creativity becomes the means of using skills to put that imagination to work …
Posted 12 days – Leave a comment

Copyright searches - advice from Mieke

Helpful advice from Mieke Boynton: / http://www.redbubble.com/people/miekeb/journal/9371787-how-to-find-out-if-people-are-putting-your-work-on-the-internet-without-your-permission
Posted 4 months – Leave a comment

Now confirmed? Those selections for the RB Homepage are clearly becoming consistently better.

A welcome pattern now seems to be emerging. / The Homepage artwork selections seem consistently good and nowhere near as patchy and uncohesive as they once were. / Whoever is responsible, your good eye is clearly showing … keep those good calls coming!
Posted 5 months – Leave a comment

A Hearty Thanks to All the Group Hosts!

Potentially taken for granted? Thank you for all your time, effort and dedication! / The Redbubble Group Hosts do such a great job in facilitating wider exposure of thousands of Bubblers’ work, let alone running fun creative challenges, selecting featured art and much more. / In the process also creating so many special categories for work catering to the more specific interests of site vis…
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