This photograph reminds me of a penguin. Sitting quietly in the Arctic and wondering what all of the color is about. Black and White is one thing but a bright blue penguin is a new idea.
In these bold colors I can almost taste a story waiting to be told. I see a wheat colored yellow and a calming blue, a royal purple, a nectarine orange, a limey green kiss, a sensual red and spiritual purple/pink haze. This picture is a colony of penguins all with a different meaning and aura. A bulb of yellow could represent a baby penguin waiting for its stunningly blue mother. The purple overlay is the emotional blood holding the penguins together. The orange outer layer is the health of the penguins. The green and pinkish/purple is the love held inside.
This is a photograph of a piece of glass artwork created by Garth Mudge of Glassworks in Winthrop, Wa. It was taken with a Macro lens and is a very small section of the overall object. I am exploring hand blown glass at a macro level in the hopes of creating fine art from very small pieces of glass.
All of the colors and shapes are created from hot glass. None of these images are created from anything other than hand blown glass objects. I am removing visible specks of dust in Photoshop to present a cleaner look but the overall image is exactly what I am seeing through my camera lens.
The colors are vivid and alive due to the way that I am illuminating the glass art as I am taking the picture. In a way I am photographing the light as it passes through the object. Creating art from light or art from glass art? Either way I see creating art from life and from existing art.
I have been a professional photographer for many years but it is only recently that I have been photographing glass at any level. It is such an exciting experience to discover these images. I almost feel like an archeologist as I explore a small hidden word and reveal the treasures within.