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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Texture Mosaic

 



     Beyond capturing places and events, I like to use my camera to record different layers of the world we live in. Color, certainly, and shape, but also texture add so much to our experience of a place or event. Weather-worn stone, soft pink leaves, tough and rustling palm fronds along with rough tree bark are a few of the textures captured on our recent vacation in Mexico. 


     Touching a photograph is not the same as touching an object, but looking at a photograph triggers memories of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. 


     Painter Andrew Wyeth says, "I search for the realness, the real feeling of a subject, all the texture around it ... I always want to see the third dimension of something ... I want to come alive with the object."


     Linking to Mosaic Monday hosted by Mary at the Little Red House.

25 comments:

  1. That's a lovely mosaic, Lorrie. It says something about the contrasts that are so visible in other aspects of life in Mexico.
    I love the Wyeth quote!

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  2. Great idea for a mosaic, Lorrie! The textures are awesome!

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  3. This is great, not only great shots of textures but those photos framed with sand, water and sky.

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  4. Texture is wonderful ... all the contrast .. makes things so much more interesting! And Mother Nature is very good at texture!

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  5. How unique! I would like to try to put together a mosaic with this in mind! I love it! ♥

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  6. It's wonderful and so creative and I think Wyeth is just right.

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  7. Gorgeous items of texture. V

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  8. Great pictures...like being there!

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  9. Your mosaic shows such a variety of textures and I enjoyed the quote you paired with it. I hope you enjoyed your venture into your garden yesterday. It would be so good to breath that fresh air, It wasn't as cold as expected here last night thank goodness!

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  10. This is absolutely beautiful, I love the contrasts in colour and I feel an urge to touch!

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  11. Your textural mosaic is very clever and the sandy background image adds even more depth, well done.

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  12. Great pictures, I love the textures! Seems almost like I can feel them! Love the background of the mosaic!

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  13. Very interesting mosaic, Lorrie. I Liked the quote by Wyeth!

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  14. Beautiful mosaic. They are all fabulous textures.

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  15. Wonderful pictures. I especially like the tree bark. As I look at it, I really want to touch it.

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  16. A lovely Monday mosaic, Lorrie. I'd rather be feeling the sand beneath my feet right about now...than the snow which is coming down.

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  17. Your mosaic is so pretty....I bet visiting Mexico was amazing...these textures are lovely and perfect on your background :)

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  18. Wonderful mosaic - very creative!!

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  19. Hi Lorrie. What a great contrast in your pictures. Thanks for sharing some of Mexico with us. :)

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  20. lovely mosaic of colors and textures. thanks for sharing.

    by the way, i am your newest follower here. thanks for visiting my mosaic monday entry. have a great day!
    The Park Bench

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  21. A beautiful array of shapes and textures! I love the juxtaposition of rough bark next to smooth petals. Love the quotation, too!

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  22. I am glad to know that you take time to appreciate such little bits of beauty!

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  23. Hello Lorrie,

    Thanks so much for your visit!

    Love this mosaic, these photos are fabulous!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  24. Thank you for your hard work to collect and organize, to share with you a lot about the fashion thing, and this is very useful to me.
    Scarves Scarves

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  25. Great contrasts here and pretty too.

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