The Extraordinary Lies Beneath. Abstracted Reality is all about looking below the surface. We all lead fast paced lives where we’re rushing from one thing to the next. When do we get a chance to just ‘be’ – to sit and reflect, to reach for something deeper and more meaningful and really get below the surface of our day to day lives? I was fortunate enough to find that time and opportunity for contemplation through my photography. With a desire to slow down and really look, I learnt to see the extraordinary beauty in my immediate surroundings. My home became my inspiration and my muse. Somehow, the small act of peeking into the unknown and mysterious, of shifting my attention to a layer below the surface, generated a whole new life and awareness. I now have the chance to dream, and in a way, create a new existence from what is around me. I believe we all need to create … [Read More...]
Contemporary Abstract Art by photographer Jane Trotter
Jane Trotter photographs commonplace, everyday items found around the home and transforms them into eye-catching and dramatic pieces of contemporary abstract art.
Invite a sense of mystery, wonder and intrigue. Imagery which challenges creative boundaries and stimulates the imagination has always been at the forefront of my abstract photography. Exploring more unconventional methods of interpretation and presentation, I take familiar, everyday items found around my home and transform them from the ordinary into the extraordinary; this is my ‘Abstracted Reality’. Right from the outset, my photographic vision has been to look at objects with fresh eyes and a new perspective, discovering beauty and transcendence in the commonplace. For me, photography is not so much about artistically recording what is there, but creating something new and different out of what exists already. I want to give new … [Read More...]
Artistic Thoughts … A Selection from my Blog
‘The whole is greater than the sum of its parts’ – that’s the usual refrain you hear when someone’s describing what makes a good triptych. But what does that actually mean and why make triptychs anyway? It’s challenging enough producing a really good single image let alone dealing with three individual panels! Why? Because creating […]
Abstract images are conceived or imagined outside of ‘reality’. They can encompass a huge variety of subject matter, take us out of our comfort zone, make us question what we see, or invite us to enter another realm. Not the Usual Frames of Reference In abstract photography, often there aren’t the usual frames of reference […]
‘Tree’ (1943) by New Zealand artist Rita Angus is the fourth addition in my series of Blog posts where I fondly look back at the artwork which informed my youth and which still holds a special meaning for me today. Simplicity and minimalism are qualities which I admire very much and have aspired to in […]