I have been painting presents over six years now, pondering ideas about what we can see (what is visible to us in our lives and world), and what remains unseen and unknown. After Wednesday's blizzard and now the digging out, I've been thinking a lot about a photographer Wilson Bently whose photographs always inspire me.
In 1885, using a microscope and a camera, he captured the amazing unseen detail of snowflakes.
Over 5000 photographs exist, showing us that each snowflake is unique.
So much hidden beauty existing for just a brief moment.
Are these magnificent works of art created just for the joy of creation?
Is creation limitless?
I have a copy of one of Bently's photographs in my studio. It reminds me that there will always be an abundance of beauty in the world just waiting to be discovered.
And now, back to shoveling out my driveway which is abundantly covered with tiny unseen works of art.