Project : Echoes 1 (08.06.10)
My “Project : Echoes” is a self-imposed, “just -for-fun” project that was inspired by “being inspired.” With this project I have paired two creative “loves” of mine – freehand graphics and photography. Throughout the year, each week, I will post the result of a selected photographic image of an interesting form or texture and the pattern it inspires.
This is the first of 52 installments.
I recently attended a local Tour of Gardens in Northeast Ohio. In her book The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp, world renowned choreographer, she talks about how every artist has an innate focal length in their DNA. Well, mine is very “up close and personal”. I love texture and see patterns in every surface imaginable. This image is of the texture of a cypress tree that I found in one of the gardens on the tour.
What I now love about this process is that the drawing that the tree bark inspired went on to inspire patterns from selected excerpts of the original. So in effect, I was inspired by the notion of “being inspired”, which created patterns that inspired other patterns! You gotta love it!