Tuesday, September 7, 2010

a reflection of me

a reflection of me

As artists, we approach each creative endeavour as an opportunity to reflect oneself. Whether I am playing my pedal harp, designing kitchens, or taking photographs, I try to infuse a bit of me in everything I do.

In my music, you will hear my love for inspirational and sacred instrumentals;  in my designs, you will notice my attention to detail; and in my photographs, you will see my quirky sense of humor and quest for everyday beauty.

While contemplating this theme, I emailed the question How is your art a reflection of you? to two of my favorite multi-media artists. I have included their answers for you to ponder. Please take the time to visit their artist websites. You will find that their artwork is truly a reflection of who they are.
"My art is a reflection of me because it includes colors, reoccurring motifs, symbols, images, words and ideas about identity, especially race, gender, class and culture, that are important to me. I also use media (plaster, my own photography and paint) that just feels "right" to me. When I work within these parameters, my artwork flows easily and I love the results.”  - Maria "Rinda" Ontiveros, Gallo Organico
“My art is all about Love and the path to making sure my life stays focused there. Love for myself, love for those I share the path with, love for the beauty in this world, and even love for the “unlovable”. I believe that Love is the way, and I think that shows in every piece of art I make.”  - Kim Mailhot, Queen of Arts
For a companion photo, I was looking for the reflection of a truly creative spirit and rubyt's submission caught my attention.  She is sitting in front of a large mirror. The hand mirror is actually reflecting her sly little smile into the large mirror.  I think that the end result is wonderful. Don't you?

So today I leave you with the same question... "How is your art a reflection of you?"

stay sweet. ♥ tammy lee

three perspectives, quick
three perspectives, quick by rubyt

The new theme is END OF SUMMER.
You may start submitting your pictures as of today.

15 comments:

maureen said...

great post tammy. and those photos! what a way to kick off the new theme. love your bubble shot, great DoF. And rubyt's shot is so creative. i love it.
♥ maureen

blue elephant photography said...

love the bubbles reflection. such a cool shot rubyt!

Kirstin Mckee said...

What lovely reflections. Ruby has such a sweet smile!

gibknitty said...

both are such great photos. i love your bubble shot so much!!

April said...

Tammy, I never knew you were so bubbly!!! And RubyT's pictures is so creative, I love the sparkles!

mosey said...

Love the bubbles. Did you know what you were getting as you took the shot, or did it reveal itself when you uploaded later?

Kim Mailhot said...

The bubbles are magically wonderful !!!! Great post, Miss Tammy !

Jamie said...

I'm going to LOVE this new theme! And what amazing photos to kick it off.

aclamp said...

both shots are awesome!

Kat said...

I keep coming back to the image of rubyt, every time I see it I feel like she is smiling right at me, through the computer screen! Such wonderful eye contact for such a complicated shot. And Tammy, your bubble shot is amazing!

Tammy Lee Bradley said...

I loved rubyt's photo for her sly little smile. I saw a bit of her sense of humor... looking like she was up to no good. :)

Cindy said...

Love both shots. Create with lots of personality.

The Kenney Family said...

As always perfection- wish we could shoot together!

Jen said...

Love the bubble shot! And that mirror shot is fantastic. I will have to try it.

Pam said...

For me, art is a way to show the world all the feelings that reside in my heart.

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