Beauty is in the details
I’m sure you have often heard the idiom, “the devil is in the details”. But what does the devil have to do with it? According to Wikipedia, the phrase refers to a
catch or mysterious element hidden in the details, and derives from the earlier phrase “God is in the detail” expressing the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly; i.e. details are important.
When it comes to art, no matter what the discipline, it is the details that drive the artist to create. As an artist, bringing details of sight, sound, emotions, etc. from our being is what we are attempting to do when we create. Carmen’s CSA image for March shows not only her pursuit to capture the beauty of nature and the little things of life, but hopefully also draws our attention to look for the beauty in all things…even something as seemingly insignificant as a drop of water on a blade of grass.
Carmen describes her need to capture the artistic details of nature as:
Summertime after a warm rain and just before sunrise, what a combination! Everything is quiet and peaceful, this is the magic hour for me.
Serendipity was also in play when I noticed that Carmen posted the following quote on her Facebook page a few days ago.
“If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in water.” Loren Eisley