“When in love, the sight of the beloved has a completeness which no words and no embrace can match : a completeness which only the act of making love can temporarily accomodate”, John Berger, Ways of Seeing, 1972. The way in which we see things is affected by what we already know or what we believe we know. By making a distinction between imagery and text as information systems, we know that seeing comes before words but when you read a sentence, you read it from beginning to end, in a linear way; you don’t repeatedly return to different words within the sentence and reread them. When you look at an image, your eye returns to certain elements again and again, as if you’re trying to re-experience it. There’s a sense of an ‘eternal return’ within an image, an enchanted aspect that doesn’t function within the normal flow of time. Time is repeated, looped, closed in a circle. We live with images upon our walls, we fall in love with them, time after time, we never get bored with them. “In a painting all its elements are there to be seen simultaneously. The spectator may need time to examine each element of the painting but whenever he reaches a conclusion the whole painting is there to qualify or reverse his conclusion“. As unfailingly as ever, I’ve fallen in love anew this week with the incredible images featured within our showcase. I want to personally thank all of the featured talented artists for submitting your works.
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@lizanderson48, Jenny Pieters, @ja_graham, Rosie Karel – @rosiekimages, Roberta Mitchell, Jack Mallon, Jormain Cady, Jane Schultz, @marshadraws – Marsha Estes, Judy Lurie Wahlberg, Paul Suciu – @rain.is.poetry, Brice Duncan – @briceduncanart, @mturner – Martha Turner, Eliza Tsistimeaua Badoiu, @patragraphy, @marymodale – Dale Botha, @mitrydate, @freeze_moments7, @mobilestorytelling – Angie Lambert, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Säo Thiago, @selene.g.vicente – Selene Vicente, @realityfragments, Nadvodnuk Galina – @nadvodnuk, Lara Khatchikian, @withflowersinherphone – Nicole Bradbery, Sarah Bichachi, @tatteredphotographs, @blackbulbbrett, @wemarriage_goddess – Bridget Robertson, @lafleur_de_violette – Dawn Bryne, @ilemusi – Ile Mont, Alon Goldsmith, Dina Alfasi, @ange_ombre, @just_flow, Vadim Demjianov, Jun Yamaguchi, Lydia Cassatt, Laila, Aka Tman, Allyson Marie, Fleur Schim, Rita Colantonio, Karen Axelrad, Louise Whiting, Kathy Clay, Debara Splendorio, suite116, Yasuo Furue, Susan Rennie, Jill Lian, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, p.a.hamel, Catherine Caddigan, Clint Cline.
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