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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Those of you who know my photographs know I love reflections and shadows. Sometimes I think I love the reflections of things and the shadows cast by things more than the things themselves. I do this in my poetry as well, portray not the thing but the reflection of the thing, the shadow of the thing, the absence of the thing. That may get to the essence of art in any medium.
What is it about a reflection or shadow that so intrigues us? Both are the result of light; without light, there would be no reflection, no shadow. The absence of the thing is the thing after all. This, too, may get to the essence of art in any medium.