Photography Challenge 10/10/2014

I am trying the Daily Post’s weekly photography challenge and this week’s theme is “Dreamy.”

I only have a cell phone. I don’t own an actual camera but, I love playing. I also have a love of the surreal. Can you tell?

I do have specific things I think about when I look at these pictures. However, because I prefer to keep the things in my blog open for interpretation / inspiration, I am providing only the titles. All were taken with and edited on my very old Samsung cell phone (Yes, a few of them were taken while moving – on foot or in the passenger seat of a car. 😉 )

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Guerrilla Yarn Bombing

“Yarn bombing, yarnbombing, yarn storming, guerrilla knitting, kniffiti, urban knitting or graffiti knitting is a type of graffiti or street art that employs colourful displays of knitted or crocheted yarn or fibre rather than paint or chalk.” – Wikipedia

I heard about this a few years ago but had forgotten about it until I ran across an old article. They create unexpected whimsy in dark, cold and sterile places. And, they make me think. Who are these midnight knitters? Why do they do it? What are some other ways people create beauty in ugly situations? If the Truffala Trees had never been destroyed would they eventually become something like this? What if the whole world was like this? Would we be happier?

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Phoneography Challenge – Signs

After finishing Blogging 101 with my primary blog, I decided to join the phoneography challenge. However, it struck me that these photos could also inspire creativity so… ta da! May I present my favorites as of 1:17pm?

For some reason (keep in mind I have only been blogging a month) I can’t figure out how to attach a pingback in a gallery to the original post. As such, please know that these photos belong to the following bloggers:

Fragmented Friday

Fragmentation and Postmodernism I

Fragmentation is an important aspect of Postmodernism. A whole and entire phenomenon on its own, the postmodernist movement began in the field of architecture but spread to art, literature, cinema, culture and philosophy in no time. According to writer James Morley, postmodernism seeks to maintain elements of modern utility while returning to classical forms of the past. He describes it as an “ironic brick-a-brack or collage approach to construction that combines several tradition styles into one structure.” In fields of postmodern artwork, fragmentation signifies the breaking rather than building up of information, to form a structure that would convey a hidden message rather than the obvious message to its audience.” ~ Classic Literature Examiner Adya Sinha

Examples:

Weisman Art Museum designed by Frank Gehry

Weisman Art Museum designed by Frank Gehry

 

Back to Beauty by Hossam Dirar

Back to Beauty by Hossam Dirar