This week, the theme for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is Abstract. As I played with some images for the challenge, I felt that the designs I favoured were reminiscent of textile art. If I wasn’t a mosaicer, I would probably do something arty with fabric. Perhaps it is the tactile nature of both that I like. Here are a few images of what I came up with.
How about this little black and white number? This was originally a photo of some reeds.
I can picture the design below on a scarf. It is kind of retro. This was originally a photo of an apartment building reflected on water.
My mosaics are often exceptionally colourful. At close range, I tend to think that perhaps I’ve gone a bit overboard with the colour, but from a distance and on a fairly unadorned surface, they somehow seem more subdued. Here I’ve livened up a photo of a stand of trees. When I first took the photo, I was fascinated by the play of light on the trunks. I like the combination here. It looks like tie-dye, don’t you think?
One day in the distant future, I would like to try making shibori fabrics. If you look closely at the photo below, you will see it contains an image of a kangaroo paw (ie. a plant rather than the paw of an actual kangaroo). From a distance, the image looks rather dream-like. It is almost like peering into a shaman’s sacred fire or the pensieve from a Harry Potter novel. Well, that’s what I think anyway.
I’ve not played around with image editing before. So I would like to thank Patti, the host of this week’s Lens-Artists challenge, for the excuse to dabble. It was quite fun. Once my body gives out and I can no longer make mosaics, I think I might like to do some more dabbling. I’ve also learnt another important lesson from this challenge — not to delete my rubbish photos as they are perfect for graphic design. I’ve included the link to the challenge below for those interested in joining this popular weekly photo challenge.
Lens-Artists Photo Challenge — Abstract