Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Organic Abstraction

I used today to work on my Ansel Adams chops, making natural things look abstract in black & white macro studies. Then with each one I went one step further and created a monochromatic study on the black & white.

A rose is a rose

Blue Rose (an hommage to Peter Straub)

Poinsettia leaf


Speaking of artists named Adams, here's a little piece by composer John Adams (Shaker Loops, Nixon in China): "Cerulean", from his 1993 CD of synthesizer pieces, Hoodoo Zephyr.

Photos © 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. Beautiful images--I especially like "Arroyos"

  2. Very cool! That poinsettia leaf looks like leather!

  3. Lovely. Wish I had time to play with images. I really must learn photoshop. The leaf's very textureed, like rhino skin~

  4. The shapes in those first two studies are wonderful. Almost desert-like in some ways, the way the lines flow and bend.