Painting - Digital Reflection Painting
I see an old man communing with the universal existence. He is contemplating it all and experiencing it all at the same time.... We are all a part of this continued existence and we are all accountable for what we contribute to it. He is keeping track of us keeping track of ourselves and loves us for what we are and the part that we play in it all.
Who doesn't wonder why we are here and what it means. No one really knows but I think that we all know when it is really important to do so. Until then we continue to work on what we know and learn more about what we don't know.
Another interesting note on Time. When I searched for Grandfather Time on google I found this on Wikipedia-
"The grandfather paradox is a proposed paradox of time travel first described (in this exact form) by the science fiction writer Ren� Barjavel in his 1943 book Le Voyageur Imprudent (Future Times Three). The paradox is described as following: the time traveler went back in time to the time when his grandfather had not married yet. At that time, the time traveler kills his grandfather, and therefore, the time traveler is never born when he was meant to be.
Despite the name, the grandfather paradox does not exclusively regard the impossibility of one's own birth. Rather, it regards any action that makes impossible the ability to travel back in time in the first place. The paradox's namesake example is merely the most commonly thought of when one considers the whole range of possible actions. Another example would be using scientific knowledge to invent a time machine, then going back in time and (whether through murder or otherwise) impeding a scientist's work that would eventually lead to the very information that you used to invent the time machine. An equivalent paradox is known (in philosophy) as autoinfanticide, going back in time and killing oneself as a baby.
The grandfather paradox has been used to argue that backwards time travel must be impossible. However, a number of hypotheses have been postulated to avoid the paradox, such as the idea that the past is unchangeable, so the grandfather must have already survived the attempted killing (as stated earlier); or the time traveller creates - or joins - an alternate timeline or parallel universe in which the traveler was never born. There is also another theory that if you go back in time and kill your grandfather, the moment he dies, you die as well because it would mean that you were never born. A paradox is not necessary in this kind of situation. You die, but the past changes, and brings about whatever effects possible." - Wikipedia
This painting started out as a macro picture of flower bud. I painted and reflected the original image into a whole new image. I am retaining as much of the original textures as possible. I am using only the colors that originated in the picture when it was a photograph. I am using these colors as a starting point for the picture. Then I choose which textures to use to complement the colors. Then I start painting and when I have painted to my hearts content I create a new layer, reverse it and overlay it onto the original image. I call this a Reflection.
I am really enjoying using the photographs I have taken over the years as starting points for new individual artworks. I lover the tools that are available to help us create ever new and changing art works. A Wacom tablet and Photoshop software have opened up a whole new world of creative options for me
March 8th, 2013
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