Friday, May 4, 2012

The light of Spring

The daffodils are flares of yellow light in the spring, little flames set in mossy green, so it was a moment of creative lateral thinking that lead me to place a flower into one of our kerosene lamps that serve us well in the winter months when the powerlines are down. Photography, the arts in general, even life itself, requires a lot of careful concentration, of good technique, but all that can lead to stuffy rigidity without a good dose of non-conformity. The capacity to jump sideways and experiment endlessly, a kind of playfulness, is at the heart of the arts and of the sciences as well, and of daily living,  -  that blend of flashes of insight and the drive and skill to bring an idea to life.

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