Sunday, March 28, 2010

The power of color

It started with a photograph:
"What lovely flowers," I said,
and then I got it home and saw,
they really were just fabric,
and not that nice after all.
It's curious, that with a bit of blur,
intensifying the color,
and shifting the undertones,
I can create new flowers of my own,
more pleasing, and even more lifelike -- though there is no illusion here
that these are real --
and I wonder what that tells me
about the power of creativity,
and the power color has
to mask, and to confuse...

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