Wednesday, May 19, 2010

the work


the intricate
interweavings
of life
as i imagined it
are nothing compared
to those i experience

convolutions
distortions
fuzzy forms
that come into focus
and then just as suddenly
meld into
something
incomprehensible

at their centre
is some sort of purpose
for i believe
that each and everything
exists
or comes to exist
to allow for
understanding

the work
is to see beyond
the entanglement
of perception

15 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Yes, Steven, and that is the trick of it! Seeing beyond the tangles- one must squint or go blind for a bit to actually see through...

steven said...

hi linda sue - when i took these pictures i was thinking of those computer generated images that were so big a decade or so ago. you know the ones where you let the focus of your eyes go and the scattered image would resolve into something embedded inside the little bits. do you remember them? life's so like that sometimes. the good times. steven

Elisabeth said...

the work
is to see beyond
the entanglement
of perception

And there are so may perceptions, Steven, it's hard sometimes to get a clear view if at all.

Jenny Stevning said...

Ahhhhhh. Perfect. Just what I needed. Thank you!

willow said...

Ah, yes, that's the trick. Easier said than done, sometimes. I like to think of life as a tapestry, full of knots.

Friko said...

beyond the tangles to the snow?

I like tangles, they are interesting things to unravel, or not. Perhaps the tangled web should not be created to deceive, perhaps it could just be a beautiful pattern, like the ones in your photos.

Meri said...

and then there's a quote I came across recently. "Getting discovered isn't the work. The work is the work."

Reya Mellicker said...

Can't wait for the green green summer to arrive for you, Steven.

Pauline said...

but, as you've shown us, even the entanglement can be beautiful

steven said...

elisabeth - sometimes the pattern emerges from the fog and then drifts away just as quickly. steven

steven said...

jenny glad to be there!! steven

steven said...

willow - i see the tapestry when i think of history, things past. the present and the future becoming present - well an entanglement. steven

steven said...

friko - no snow thank goodness, nope green and blue and little dots of colour. steven

steven said...

meri - nice quote. i like that! steven

steven said...

reya - it's coming. i can feel it. steven