19 Feb 2012

Altered Focus

A landscape
can suggest a mood,
promise a
hint of joy.

Despite unearthly colours.
serenity waits.


For one whose
imagination
sees beyond
an image,
the given, painted surface
leads to magic realms.

There, pathways
tempt one to follow;
mind and soul
seek freedom,
and each new way of thinking
introduces change.

Without this,
all life would stagnate,
would die,
unchallenged.

The artist uses colour
to change perception.



Detail used is from this week's Mag 105 image:epic mahoney as provided by Tess Kincaid. I've chosen to write a sequence of four shadormas to accompany it.

30 comments:

  1. And what perfect perceptions they can be!

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  2. An interesting series, thought provoking and very well done.

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  3. nice...i like your final lines...they do...and i think in many ways the artist sees beyond the normal vision and helps us to as well....

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    1. i agree with Brian, i like the final lines too

      meditation station

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  4. I enjoyed reading your response to the prompt, Jinksy. Serenity waits. Lovely. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I'm so glad to know that serenity waits.....
    I want to snuggle up in that phrase.......

    I'll see you in the Magic Realm.......

    ;)

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    1. This is such a thoughtful post - on the relationship between one's inner self and external reality. Thankyou.

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  6. You always have an interesting way of seeing, Jinksy. Well done!

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  7. What I love about that first stanza is that it is so true.....the image itself is frozen but what's going on in front, behind and around it, the various feelings and emotions that may not first seem apparent, latch on to someone's life experience and take on a world of their own. great thought...loved this.

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  8. I like your interpretation, too... you have a soft, delicate touch that I find refreshing. = )

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  9. I love "Despite unearthly colours.
    serenity waits."

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  10. The Trellis household could do with some of your serenity! :)

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  11. "Despite unearthly colours.
    serenity waits."

    How reassuring this is, with art and artists the vehicle.

    =)

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  12. 'magic realms' indeed. Nicely conceived, Pen:-)

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  13. This is beautiful. Serene, thoughtful yet inspired by the psychedelic colors of the prompt---a turning away down a new path.

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  14. I like the idea of magic realms perceived through the painted surface, and how clever to take one small part of the image like that.

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  15. The artist uses colour to change perceptions and to hide the bike. (Just joking, J)

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  16. Lovely peaceful stuff Jinksy.

    Anna :o]

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  17. Beautifully true perception! :-)

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  18. Dear Jinksy: Far out colours Jinksy~

    imagination
    sees beyond
    an image

    You certainly have brought us to this magical place ~ Thank-you~~!!!

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  19. Love the last two lines - very profound, Jinksy:)

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  20. I like the second stanza - full of hope, I feel.

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  21. "For one whose
    imagination
    sees beyond
    an image"
    I like that! Nice.

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  22. For one whose imagination sees beyond an image.I love this line..so often my writing is inspired by visual prompts...a beautiful poem that speaks the heart of an aritist

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  23. I must find out what a shadorma is. I like what you have done!

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  24. Good, open-to-possibilities piece.

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  25. A very interesting take on the prompt--and the match of unearthly colors and serenity startling yet apt--one thinks of a sunset. K.

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