Saturday, December 19, 2009

Endurance

My love of pattern usually causes me to trip, lag behind my travel mates and sometimes get downright lost. Because my head is often down, I've bumped, tripped and fallen. My friends see this behaviour as a natural part of travelling with me. When we get home I have few photos to share with the group because I rarely document people or anything in the distance. I'm attracted to texture, pattern and flowers.

My "art pictures" as my friends call them are precious to me and I draw great inspiration from them. They relate to my subject matter and they allow me to move beyond my present work to a place where I am free to sort and re-sort and develop new ideas. Some of them I will never use but considered together they have changed how I look at things. While these pieces from modern and ancient Italian towns are beautifully patterned they also represent endurance and the cycles of time.





6 comments:

ArtPropelled said...

Margaret, these are lovely photographs, especially the pebble mosaics. I must say I'm also a bit of a lagger wanting to take photographs of the little details.

Kathy said...

Beautiful patterns, Margaret. I can see why you're so inspired by the designs and I hope you haven't incurred too many injuries collecting these photos!

Jeanette said...

There is something soothing about repetitive patterns. They pull you in and won't let you go. The little touch of a leaf or petal brings an extra element.

Your photos are wonderful. It pays to look down.

hwfarber said...

These are beautiful; love the patterns.

Last week I took photos of bare tree branches outside my doctor's office. Two patients came out and one said, "Oh, she must be one of those ARTY people."

I'm glad you have understanding traveling friends.

layers said...

I guess we can't both be traveling together-- we would be tripping and bumping into things together because I am always looking down-- taking photos of the sidewalks and streets.
these photos are wonderful.
peaceful new year to you.
donna

Four Seasons in a Life said...

I love the random beach pebble version due to the randomness. They do have their own design pattern and with the leaf, it becomes art.

Thank you for sharing these images with us.

Warmest regards to you and your family this holiday season,
Egmont