Such a great inspiration to stimulate the creative spirit as evidenced by the many and varied responses. I looked at a number of subjects from nature to travel.
But one idea seemed perfect. Good friends are always encouraging my photography through ideas and contacts. In this case W alerted me to this display that was part of a city wide artistic effort called Luminato. I spent hours trying to capture the essence of the display that I found fascinating.
Not only is the illusion a great subject for geometry , but the building itself is a geometric masterpiece of architecture.
The concept of geometry is often symmetrical, using different forms of repetition to visually take you on a journey. The voyage may be an adventure, but perhaps just an illusion that, like a maze, leads you back you from where you started.
Is that a bouncing red ball in slow motion – or perhaps a red planet hurtling through space.
The concept of repetition and illusion was beautifully captured in words I first heard in the 1968 version of The Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen, Faye Dunaway. My favourite version of “Windmills of your Mind” is sung by Jose Feliciano.
……Like a clock whose hands are sweeping
Past the minutes on it’s face
And the world is like an apple
Whirling silently in space
Like the circles that you find
In the windmills of your mind…..