Thursday, January 06, 2011

Winter's Design


When you strip away all the color and the lushness, what's left is purely light and dark: exquisite texture, endless pattern. Browsing through some old photos, I found these from an ice storm several years ago. I find the crystaline structures here to be endlessly inspiring, don't you? I'd say there's more than a little correlation between these photos and my current work. The play of light on a landscape encased in ice - is there anything more stunning?









7 comments:

Rebecca said...

So pretty and intricate! I can definitely see the correlation with your work!
Happy New Year!
R

Micha Merrick said...

I love when nature coats the world in glass.
Your pictures are very pretty.

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Gah! Those are just gorgeous images hunnie....someday I have to come up there and see it for myself.
xo
Melis

jennifer said...

gorgeous!!! I'm going to look around brooklyn for some similar design:)

Allisa Jacobs said...

amazing photos! especially love the ice crystals scattered (seemingly)on the ground & the shot looking up at the icy trees. Always intrigued & happy when we find ourselves inspired by nature.

Best to you in 2011

Clementine said...

Rebecca - :) Happy New Year to you, too!!
Micha- such a lovely way to put it, a coating of glass. thanks!
Melis - you guys are welcome here anytime, seriously. Get up here! ;)
Jennifer - I bet there's all sorts of cool, winter patterns happening down your way right now.
Allisa - thank you! I think the crystals are called "hoar ice" - it's something about the dew point and...well, I don't really know. but I think that's what it's called!

vaishnav said...

Nice collection...