"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."
Once upon a time a quirky uncle of mine was considered the family photographer. I thought I could do better and save some grace in perpetuity. Vanity was a big motivator back then, but the allure of focus quickly followed
And a path to wonder—
: a subject that is being discussed or studied
: a main purpose or interest
:a point at which rays of light, heat, or sound meet or from which they move apart or appear to move apart
:the point at which an image is formed by a mirror, a lens, etc.
:to have interest in knowing or learning something
:to think about something with curiosity
: to feel surprise or amazement.
I wonder at the sublime in Renaissance art, the magic in Lartigue and the mysterious math behind pointillism and master Georges Seurat. The intrigue is like an embrace or a luxury. I invite you to wonder. Perhaps meet complexity in the calm or greet silence amidst the noise---and embrace.
Luxury in a simple focus--
Gaile Proler is a photographer from Houston, Texas. She earned a degree from Rice University in Art History and Media Arts but considers travel the most influential educator. She currently works from Texas and California.