Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart. ~Rumi
This photograph reminds me of a heart. The spidery lines remind me of veins. Also I am in love with the photograph. The glowing red center and overall mini mystery of a creative process. This image started me on my artistic journey that has brought me here. It was the first picture I ever sold anyone. I was exploring the idea of using my glass ornaments to use as models for Macro photographs. A friend of mine saw some of my pictures and told her friend, who owned a hotel, about them. I was promptly asked to produce art for the Suites in the hotel and a passion was born. I was so excited to share all of the color and beauty I was finding and get paid at the same time. What a thrill! So I created a series of around 25 unique photographs and put some of them in a gallery, some in a bakery, some in the Twisp River Suites Hotel and this one was sold to the Glass Artist who created the original ornaments I used as Models :-)
A new love was born. A fusion of my love of glass art and my love of photography. Here was this whole new Macro world hiding in plain sight. All these beautiful sparking works of art waiting to be explored. Stay tuned for many more Macro photos over the coming days. Visit the Macro world of Glass Art with me as your tour guide :-)
Also stay tuned for some EXCITING new work to be unveiled in January 2015. Totally NEW and very SPECIAL !! I can't wait to share it with all of you....
"The heart is a hollow muscle that pumps blood throughout the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. It is found in all animals with a circulatory system (including all vertebrates).
The term cardiac (as in cardiology) means "related to the heart" and comes from the Greek καρδιά, kardia, for "heart".
The vertebrate heart is principally composed of cardiac muscle and connective tissue. Cardiac muscle is an involuntary striated muscle tissue found only in this organ and responsible for the ability of the heart to pump blood.
The average human heart, beating at 72 beats per minute, will beat approximately 2.5 billion times during an average 66 year lifespan. It weighs approximately 250 to 300 grams (9 to 11 oz) in females and 300 to 350 grams (11 to 12 oz) in males." - Wikipedia
This is a photograph of a piece of glass artwork created by Garth Mudge of Glassworks in Winthrop, Wa. It was taken with a Macro lens and is a very small section of the overall object. I am exploring hand blown glass at a macro level in the hopes of creating fine art from very small pieces of glass.
All of the colors and shapes are created from hot glass. None of these images are created from anything other than hand blown glass objects. I am removing visible specks of dust in Photoshop to present a cleaner look but the overall image is exactly what I am seeing through my camera lens.
The colors are vivid and alive due to the way that I am illuminating the glass art as I am taking the picture. In a way I am photographing the light as it passes through the object. Creating art from light or art from glass art? Either way I see creating art from life and from existing art.
I have been a professional photographer for many years but it is only recently that I have been photographing glass at any level. It is such an exciting experience to discover these images. I almost feel like an archeologist as I explore a small hidden word and reveal the treasures within.
December 17th, 2012
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