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Wonted perception
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My friend Norma Lee
Always knows how things should be
Despite her blindness

Photography and digital rendering: Head photograph; Olympus E-3, 35mm macro, 1/30 Sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, LED and florescent foreground light and luminescent black background

FEATURED in VAVOOM July, 2011

FEATURED In ADAWG, July 2011

Copyright © 2011 Richard G Witham All rights reserved

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My focus as a photographer and digital artist ranges from traditional photography to PhotoArt compilation and the less explored world of abstract design created with natural elements such as smoke, oil and water.

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  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 3 years ago

    This is really interesting, Richard…enormously attractive.
    I do not know Normal, not even if she is born blind or became blind after some illness.
    But one thing is certain, you have depicted a real image of what is happening to our brain-soul when the vision is maimed. There is a outstanding difference between the right and left side of the head….(left and right hemisphere of the brain). For certain , her right one, where the conscience of imagination, perception beyon the rational and measurable is being englightened by an external power, that is like the intense out-of-body power of our mind. This is psychic and energetic…a matrix of inner creation. And is connected with the open eye, like a reflection of this creation. Rationale is blind..the left hemisphere dar and subbmited to the different “moons” that are not orbitating around, but aligned to this power of Conscience.
    This is the most accurate image of this “brain adaptation” to blindness that I have ever seen, speciallly because that “blindness” I am talking about is not the organic,one, though it exists, but another one concerning the Soul-Mind. Perfecto…Richard.
    Rosa

  • Wow: your explanation is wonderful Rosa. I often find reading your comments to be a learning experience. I did not know much of what you’ve explained about right and left hemisphere in terms of blindness, but I was focused on illustrating external versus internal vision and knowledge – or as you stated, “Soul-Mind” blindness as opposed to organic blindness. The name Norma Lee is actually a play on words because when the name is spoken it sounds like “Normally” which I use as a metaphor referring to the collective, or social, thought. I was also pleased to read your statement about alignment because I did not set this up intentionally. The creation of this design was more instinctual, and it just flowed once I decided on the theme.

    Agradezco mucho tu atención Rosa y me encanta leer tus ideas acerca de mi arte. Te mando un abrazote :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • Claudia Alves
    Claudia Alvesabout 3 years ago

    fantastic work

  • Thank you very much Claudia :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • © Pauline Wherrell
    © Pauline Wher...about 3 years ago

    This is such a wonderful image Richard and I was also very interested to read what Rosa wrote. You have demonstrated perfectly that there are other ways of seeing other that with the eyes. People can actually see with their eyes and yet not see at all with their soul or inner psychic spiritual connections. And blind people learn to use all the other ways of seeing that they can. That light I believes shows her spiritual vision. Another very thought provoking piece! Brilliant!

  • Oh, I love what you said about seeing with the psychic spiritual connections, and this is very much an essential factor in this artwork. I also like your interpretation of the light as her spiritual vision.
    Thank you so much for these wonderful comments Pauline :-)

    – Richard G Witham

  • linaji
    linajiabout 3 years ago


    genre: ~ Digital Art
    July 2011

  • Wow: it is a great honor to see Wonted perception featured among such fantastic artwork. Thank you!

    – Richard G Witham

  • RosaCobos
    RosaCobosabout 3 years ago

    You got me!!!!! You cheating boy….!
    You are clever and witty..and I am glad to have participated in your investigation…
    Muchas gracias Richard por tu entusiasmo…así…dá gusto!
    Un abrazo de vuelta.
    Rosa

  • LindaR
    LindaRabout 3 years ago

    wow ~ this one so provokes such deep interpetation and thought…most prevelant, for me, is the idea of really “seeing” takes place from a more internal place, our eyes are only an instrument…for which you already know so well ;) I could linger inside this frame and travel long & wide in the many ideas of perception and creation, dark and light…powerful art, Richard…an instant fav xx

  • Thank you Linda for these thoughtful comments and for the fave’. I like your interpretation and especially the idea that the eyes are only a tool for the true seeing that goes on inside.

    – Richard G Witham

  • Rene Hales
    Rene Halesabout 3 years ago

  • John Fish
    John Fishalmost 3 years ago

    I love the way this creates a feeling of seeing different views simultaneously. from inside and outside and every direction. yet all of it just a point of light. It really illustrates what blindness must be like and when I stare at it I start seeing other things in the subtle color and light. It’s as if my imagination is trying to create reality from the darkness.

  • Thank you so much for these thoughtful comments John. I especially like your last sentence, “It’s as if my imagination is trying to create reality from the darkness”, which describes an important phenomena of both physical and spiritual blindness.

    – Richard G Witham

  • linaji
    linajialmost 3 years ago


    July 2011

  • What a wonderful surprise and a great honor. Thank you!

    – Richard G Witham

  • tinhearts
    tinheartsalmost 3 years ago

    Awesome creation!
    xox

  • Thank you very much :-)

    – Richard G Witham

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