Abstract Macros At Aiken County Historical Museum In Aiken, SC: Part 3

Museum Abstracts: Part 3

 

Part 3 is a continuation of the Abstract Macros blog posts.  To see works from or read The Artist’s Story for Part 2, click here.

 

 

Abstract macro flower filaments at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Attached

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Not many subjects were left and/or blooming in the big, back garden at the Aiken County Historical Museum where I found the flower in my Attached piece.  Luckily, this flower was in pretty good shape.  My artistic vision was to create a naturally abstract composition by focusing deep within the flower where the filaments and stigma originate.  I also wanted to pull in some of the pinks and reds from the petals so I placed those colors in the background along the top and bottom of the frame.  I liked how the greens in the center are being backlit causing that area to appear to be glowing.  At nearly two times life size magnification, the depth of field is incredibly shallow.

 

 

Abstract macro criss crossed anthers at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Anther Crossing

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I liked the naturally abstract design that the anthers created on the flower in my Anther Crossing piece.  This is a different flower than the one in Attached, but still on the same plant.  My artistic vision was to center the anthers in the frame horizontally while using an angle that allowed the filaments to streak up towards the corner on the right-hand side.  At nearly two times life size magnification, the filaments dissolved into simple colors and shapes.

 

 

Abstract macro flower petals at Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken, South Carolina
Sweeping Pink

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My Sweeping Pink piece was all about the naturally abstract design created by the flower’s petals.  This is the same flower as the one in Anther Crossing.  My artistic vision was to place the gap between the petals on a diagonal that runs from the lower left-hand side to the upper right-hand side.  I liked how the petal’s surface on the left side of the gap has a rolling, wave-like appearance.

 

 

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Author: Steven Dillon

Discover behind-the-scenes details, aesthetic decisions, artistic visions, and compositional choices for my pieces in The Artist’s Story posts.

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