Saturday, May 17, 2008

Objects Modified by Changing Light

“The Impressionists dissolved forms. They painted blurry ‘impressions’ of objects modified by changing light and atmospheric conditions—drifts of fog, shimmering forest shadows, the glow of gas lamps on rainy streets." -Stephen Kern

Although my online presence began, for all intents and purposes, less than a year ago, I've been a mother since 1977. When offered the opportunity to display this facet of my life by contributing to This Mommy Gig, I jumped at the chance. While my technology education may still have some significant gaps, I've got the motherhood experience covered.

Impressionist painters delineate a world where "colors are juxtaposed or contrasted directly, with none of the dark shadows used by the realists" (Paul Zucker). This new site, with its blending of different areas of personal interest: blogging, technology, motherhood, reminded me of an Impressionist work of art.

I'm still very much a work in progress. Realistic, Classic, Romantic: what artistic style would define your life?

"Green Apple" by Tim Cordell


Jackie Ballarini said...

At the moment? Surrealism.

Jackie Ballarini said...

And congrats on the new gig!