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Grasp The Whole Whirl by Ted Byrne

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Startling how memories and
Imagination swirl together.
The less detail you try to grasp
The more sense the whole whirl makes.

Nostalgia clashes together
Dark and light powers
In a blur of red-blue light
Quivering to explode

Into your every hope
Materialized within a single
Wish or glimmer without

Like a movie’s end-credits
But without the feel-good

Artists pose questions.
Visitors feel answers.
One hardly knows
The other’s thoughts.

Table-top model (plastic)1955 Oldsmobile, from the collection of the Antique Auto Museum, Harrisburg, PA. Canon 7D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm ES USM @ 35mm. Hand-held, natural light. 1/80 @ f5.6, 2,500 ISO. PP: PS4 w/custom texture screens. AlienSkin: Exposure4/customized cross processing, AlienSkin: Bokeh2, customized DOF. Hand-painted digital shadowing & dynamic adjustments.

Aging… Um…. Maturing. Still wondering what I’ll be when I grow up.

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  • Heloisa Castro
    Heloisa Castroalmost 2 years ago

    great work Ted

  • Your support is wonderful. Thanks Heloisa.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Mary Campbell
    Mary Campbellalmost 2 years ago

    Great motion effect

  • It’s hard for me to imagine these things stilled Mary. Glad you agree with the movement.

    – Ted Byrne

  • John Holding
    John Holdingalmost 2 years ago

    Clicking the image takes you to the group where you can support fellow members.

  • Thanks John.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    We used to have a car like that! fantastic work, Ted

  • Uh-huh… That thing lives inside of so many memories Shulie, glad this caused you to revisit it Shulie.

    – Ted Byrne

  • banrai
    banraialmost 2 years ago

    love how the car appears to be moving by in a different time … lots happening in the stop frame background too!
    good 2013 to you Ted…

  • A time machine to imaginary might-have-been? Thanks Banrai. And a happy to you as well.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 2 years ago

    Fantastic Ted!! :)

  • Great reinforcement, thanks Keith.

    – Ted Byrne

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonalmost 2 years ago

    Excellent work of art Ted :o0x

  • You’re very supportive, thanks Josie.

    – Ted Byrne

  • © Kira Bodensted
    © Kira Bodenstedalmost 2 years ago

    01-15-13 Congratulations!
    Your outstanding work has been selected for a feature in ★ART UNIVERSE★

    Please click the banner and write a comment on your feature page – we would love that♥

  • Thanks Kira. There are places in my mind that sit behind little doorways. They’re filled with ambiguities. Every now and then I pull one open and let a cloud drift across my monitor. As you can see, they are frequently dim, even dark. But… the thing about ambiguities I tried to express in the last graph of the explanation for this piece when I wrote…

    Artists pose questions.
    Visitors feel answers.
    One hardly knows
    The other’s thoughts.

    Thanks for repeating my question among such an intriguing group of others. As always, your effort is a great gift.

    – Ted Byrne

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Awesome! Congrats on the Art Universe feature!

  • Kira is very generous. Thanks Angie.

    – Ted Byrne

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHessealmost 2 years ago

    This is magical…

  • Imagining is a magical feeling Jolante. Love to visit the Once-Upon-A-Time, but then again, that’s often why I visit your imaginative work. Thanks.

    – Ted Byrne

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