~ Point & shoot, no effects, natural light.


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  • annamora
    annamoraabout 3 years ago

    :) so true
    …………………. but I am mystified by your point & shoot and natural light technique now ………

  • hee hee. No mystery : arrange items; place on floor (with good shadows if you choose); say the magic words shoo-shoo when cats walk in view; Click! :)

    – mmargot

  • Soxy Fleming
    Soxy Flemingabout 3 years ago

    that is pretty clever point and shoot technique if you ask me!

  • Oh, you are always finding sweet things to say!
    I like the way the shadow and glare changed the dynamic, but I suppose the purists will say it is all wrong. Phffft. :)

    – mmargot

  • Marlies Odehnal
    Marlies Odehnalabout 3 years ago

    Outstanding work!

  • Much appreciated, Marlies!

    – mmargot

  • athex
    athexabout 3 years ago

    Smile – nice one

  • A mini-installation, perhaps? ;)

    – mmargot

  • Jazzdenski
    Jazzdenskiabout 3 years ago

    The shadow and light add another layer of interest for me.

  • Thank you, Jd ! Of course I didn’t exactly have a plan but I found it interesting that way, too!
    I could do another with non-gloss paper : and retain the shadows; experimental.

    – mmargot

  • carcer
    carcerabout 3 years ago

    It’s glowing with wisdom. LOVE this!

  • Exceptional wisdom, yes! We are on the same train lately…. ;)
    Many thanks!

    – mmargot

  • Peter Simpson
    Peter Simpsonabout 3 years ago


  • The Highest praise for an old beatnik – thank you, Peter!

    – mmargot

  • JanT
    JanTabout 3 years ago

    Purists exist who would dare criticize your own style?! I love the wood blocks, each with its own shadow, defying gravity, and a tie making a statement. All seemingly floating in infinite space. (How could shadows occur if set on the floor?) I think you’re a sorcerer, margot. A very creative one.

  • Am frequently asked about the shadows… the light of old Native Americans in The Valley of The Moon? Do things on the floor not have shadows…
    Thank you, Jan, and the idea of being a sorcerer is tempting; but for now, the sorcerer’s apprentice!

    – mmargot

  • Isabela M. Lamuño
    Isabela M. Lamuñoabout 3 years ago

    Oh, oh!
    This is very impressive. I am fascinated by the dimensions of the objects in your work, Margot. Interesting word play, too. All in all, a thought-provoking piece.

  • Thank you so much! My Mother says I think too much…so maybe my mind puts the overflow into words and images? I find that the things that “ring” for me are in non-think times. So happy that you enjoy!

    – mmargot

  • mxsara
    mxsaraabout 3 years ago

    very interesting … most evocative .. i really like the way the text interacts

    with the abstract shapes

  • I was feeling very cubed by the time I finished. ;)
    I didn’t notice until later that there is a screaming triangle….
    …that’s the way the mind works, moving west…

    – mmargot

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