Perfection

Perfection

“Perfection” is one of my favorites. The inspiration came from a photo my friend took in her back yard during a summer sunset. The colors were striking, along with the view. The neighborhood is one of the finest and wealthiest down here in tropical Naples, Florida. I was able to capture the reds and yellows of the early evening sky, the red hue and textures of the bay, along with depth as the erratic behavior of the trees and shoreline in the distance meander. This picture changes along with the light that passes through during the different hours of the day. The separation of the foreground shows a seawall, manicured yard, palms, heliconias, and a wooden boat dock.
I realized that no matter what stage of entropy nature is in, God’s beauty will always be evident. From the seawall to the manicured lawn, everything must be maintained by man to hold unnatural beauty; man’s beauty. Thus,”Perfection” is attained. Gods’ eternal beauty, and man’s imperfections create an obvious dichotomy, which is why I exercised artistic license in removing one of the boards in the middle of the dock. Mans imperfection is represented by the missing board in the middle of the boat dock.
This piece is framed in an antique window that came from New Hampshire. Its hardware is original and some of the glass was acquired from yard sales.

 

 

 

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