Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Complexities Of Art

   "I was inventing a language people could see."-Francesca Woodman
   
   "I love symbols. When things stand for something, when something odd represents something significant."-Autumn Miller, Saving Autumn. (My book.)

   I posted these pictures on my personal Facebook and I found that a lot of people were perplexed, and even a bit frightened, by my art. They didn't understand. I won't explain my pictures or my writing or any of those things, because you obviously don't speak my language, so me explaining it still won't make sense to you. It would be as if my friend, Diana, explained to me the phoenix of Spanish; I don't speak Spanish so it still doesn't make sense to me. But if you understand, then these are for you.

   I used to not like art. I didn't understand it. I don't know when that finally changed but every day my love and respect for it continues to grow. Art is a language people can see. The things I take pictures of are simply glimpses of how I see life. I have a hard time speaking, I can't get my ideas out using words very often, unless it's through a pen. So I take pictures. These things are life through my lense and my filter. If you see these and it resonates with you, then we have similar filters, and I welcome you. But if you can't wrap your head around these things then I would say it's time for you to take a different angle. Perspective is everything. Don't assume the glass is half empty or half full; maybe its both, maybe it's neither.

   The pictures with titles are from a series I'm working on. I don't know what the series title is called but each photo title gives you a little bit more insight as to what they stand for. The titles will be posted below each picture. Since its sadly apparent that some people just don't get it.






Anxiety

 Insomnia

 Alchohol

 Suicide

 I'm Fine

 I'm Not Hungry

 I Can't Stop

Abuse


6 comments:

  1. Wow, Faith. Those are so full of emotion.

    Haha, I'm learning Spanish and I don't know what phoenix is either! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm very glad I've gotten such positive responses.

      hahaha good luck with learning Spanish! lol

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  2. Wow.

    That's all I can really say. Many of those really speak to me.

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  3. Wow. Those are amazing. Art isn't always supposed to be happy-go-lucky-makes-you-want-to-dance-in-the-flowers all the time--it's meant to make you feel, to make you rethink, and to make you discover new things about the world, and this does that.

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  4. Wow. I could feel the emotions conveyed in those pictures. Amazing....

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