I never quite got abstract art. I would spend so much time trying to get reality right, that abstract seemed like a cheat. It wasn’t until photography became one of my tools that I realized that reality isn’t hard at all. Abstracting reality into something that is engaging – that’s hard.

But sometimes you can just find abstract art. I had just finished dinner when I noticed the pattern and colors left over on my dinner plate (I think that we had beets that night.) I took the plate into the studio and took a picture of it (okay, I took lots of pictures of it.) If nothing else, that got me out of helping with the dishes that night.

Does this image work? I have no idea. When I see it, I still see the leftovers from my dinner. What did you see before you read what it was?

Abstraction

by feifer
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