Made popular by Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko, Expressive Art continues to heighten our keen awareness of pattern, shape and colour. Typically done with paint, Angela Cameron creates artistic photographs that give a nod to this interesting style of art. Her gestural engagement with water movement, colour and shutter speed techniques allows us a one-of-a-kind result like no other and can never be created in quite the same way again. The moment of spontaneity - discovering a body of contained water, the surrounding hues and the natural light "just right", we are left with original fine art that continues to surprise and delight the more we view it.
The purpose of Expressive Art is to evoke a subconscious intention on behalf of the artist, thus resulting in an emotionally charged visual art piece. Art has the purpose of providing a response to you the viewer, it must convey an emotion, an internal effect that connects you. The artists feelings are explored of this place, this circumstance - the conditions are just right and need to be explored and captured - in this case, with her camera. The resulting image is further characterized without the use of a tripod, filters or photoshop - "the resulting photograph feels more original and authentic" states Cameron. The impulse to explore our surroundings must be there, the need to further "see" what others don't brings Cameron to a place of discovery in places no one else would find in quite the same way.
Explore the nuances of moving water - pattern, colour and shapes all mingle together in the most naturally appropriate way. The hues all seem to coordinate beautifully in their tone and proportionally to each other. The backdrop of mid brown with further enhanced with deep mauve and emerald green shapes - topped off with layers of white accents. The depth is immense and draws us into the image and keeps our interest every time we engage with the piece.
Created at the same location as Mindfulness II, we experience completely new shapes, lines and hues throughout. Moving water creates authentic visual discoveries depending on the shutter speed and Cameron's personal techniques on location. There are so many colours that offer immense depth and interest. This work has an abstract meditative beauty in a modern photographic way with pure thought, intention and poetry. Our mind is engaged, challenged to see more compositional elements and tones that seem to work perfectly blended by natural circumstances.
This piece discovers the relationship between strong surface hues and dark background drama. It feels like the water patterns are floating above the gentle black hues, giving a unique depth to this fine art photograph. The hues intermix uniquely in shades of blue with white accents. Angela Cameron adds a twist to the Expressive Art movement with fine art photography - authentically created and very much intended. We must appreciate the scale presented here in smaller shapes, colour on colour with a touch of gold, a more intricate pattern that deserves to be noticed and scrutinized for maximum enjoyment and impact.
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