Lisa Cirincione  

Arboretum Abstract by Lisa Cirincione

January 2020 - Arboretum Abstract

About the Image(s)

This is an iPhone photo, although I did have my Sony camera with me walking around the Arboretum in State College in October. I only took one version of this composition, and I didn’t do any editing to the image.

I entered this into a show at our local Art Alliance and they had a local school look at the art before the show, and write some poetry associated with each one. They wrote 2 haiku and 1 free verse. It was very cool to hear such great insight about my art from such young minds.

Many of us have been to the Arboretum. The first thing we see is a beautiful fountain and trees planted in a rectangular formation. The more we explore the Arboretum, the more beautiful it appears. A place that is special for children. A place just for peace. I imagine one could study there in warmer weather.
I honestly did not think that the Arboretum could get any better, but this photograph proved me wrong. In Arboretum Abstract, the balance between nature and man-made is unbelievable. Sometimes, it is easy to forget the beauty of things. This photograph pulls our attention and completely reminds us of the beauty in the balance between people and nature.
The perfect blue sky and the trees swaying in the wind. Perfect pumpkins that do not need to be carved stand out. In this photograph, I see a piece of all the seasons: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Look closely. The floating ovals and circles tell me that not everything is perfect, and yet, each imperfection makes everything better. It is shocking to study a piece of art and discover how it can teach me something. A piece of art can make us feel something. It’s amazing how art can affect us without using any words!
”Lisa Wang, age 12

lily pads

2 comments posted

Isaac Vaisman M.D.   Isaac Vaisman M.D.
(Groups 4 & 58 & 72)
Lisa, reflections with a clear sky are always nice. The added elements here improve considerable the image, but what really surprises me the most is how eloquent a 12 year's old can be. I sometimes bring back this quote I read somewhere: "Never underestimate the complexity of simplicity"   Posted: 01/03/2020 08:28:21

Randolph Shine   Randolph Shine
This is a mind twister. It took me a while to figure out what I was seeing and how the parts relate to each other.
Abstract is the key word. Trees and floating lily pods.
Who would have thought. Putting all that together speaks volumes of your art, photography and technical skills.
I would clone out the pile of stacked bottles on the lower right of the photo. It distracts a little.
What is the dark circle in the middle right of photo?   Posted: 01/17/2020 14:24:43


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