I am one of those perplexing individuals, who will see my husband standing in front of a beautiful brick wall, and instead of taking a picture of him, I will ask him to get out of the way so I can take a picture of the wall. This happened recently when we took the girls to the aquarium. People were taking pictures of the fish, sharks, seahorses, and I was taking pictures of the ceiling looking for source materials for abstracts.When I look for source material, I am usually looking for interesting lines and shapes. These reflections in the shark tunnel captured my imagination.
I liked the colors and thought the lines created a bold graphic. I started by experimenting with changing the shape. I swirled, I pinched, I even modified the image using a Picasso cubism effect. But I kept coming back to the original shape. So next I played with color and texture and got this result.
These next two images I took at Disney’s California Adventures. One was a pattern in the sidewalk, the other a design on a temporary wall that was hiding construction. In both of these I changed not only the shape, but also the color.