Photography is an extension of every thought that I have. – Trent Parke
I love social media. Where else can you have conversations with people who fire your own imagination to new heights through an ongoing exchange of fresh ideas and innovations? For years I have watched people online who brought their own thoughts to life through their art, and by sharing their work inspired me to areas of thought I would never have experienced without the exposure to social media. This has been what has driven and influenced my own work. I am passionate about art in all its forms. The one thing that makes being human unique is the ability to experience and enjoy creativity in forms too numerous to mention.
As a child I got that exposure through books, then movies and television. With the advent of the computer age, there has been a veritable explosion of sharing, at a speed that is mind boggling. I can’t say mind overload is unique to social media and computers, because even as a young child I would read so much so fast that my eyes would go blurry. The main difference between past and present is that I am now more keenly aware that there is no way to experience it all. For someone who loves to see and do new things, this has created anxiety and sadness at times, the fear that I will miss something, the knowing that I do miss so many things.
But juxtaposed against the anxiety and sadness at what I can’t see or do, is the joy I find in everything that I get to experience and learn. The joy greatly outweighs the negative emotions, and keeps me pushing myself to use my imagination. The joy that has led me to try to capture my life and thoughts, to share with others, but most especially for my family to have. I find a lot of comfort in the thought that someday my grandchildren, and their children, will be able to see what I saw, and know me through what I have done. That is my hope.
It is why I write my thoughts, and put what I see and think on canvas and in photos. It is an extension of me.
Just my thoughts….
…imagine life is good, and it will be… ~cath
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