Photography - my way to take note of my visual thoughts   

Nothing is created from nothing. Creation is only possible from something. Based on my experience, my artwork takes two parts in general. Its first part is "the source" in order to receive the information, inspiration, awakened emotions and feelings, desire to output or process to express. This part of my studio work is never limited by time and space. It is only limited by the hours of my lifetime. The second part is the physical production of my artwork. Photography has been the way to stay conscious, to record what I see at transient moments, and to make note of my visual thoughts.

My kitchen door and the light coming in from the patio. Often I read time not on the clock, but by the intensity and color of daylight.

California summer light near sunset at Hungtington Beach, California, USA. This light is more than enough for me to call California, a Golden state even without the past history of gold rush. 

Weeds found during the daily walk at the Rose Bowl trail. I had observed the life cycle of these various weeds/native annual plants over a few years and brought some to my studio for study. 

Texture found during daily walk

Patterns made after days of rain

Pattern of decaying

Various temperatures of cast shadows observed while hiking at Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Study of various lines on this succulent 

Morning light coming through my studio window from the west

Running water, its ripple, and reflection on its surface

"Dutch Light." Morning light in Amsterdam during my way to Rembrandt Museum.

"Dutch Light." Sunset in Amsterdam. I made this trip to see "Dutch Light" as well as their newly reopened Rijksmuseum and artworks especially by Van Gogh and Vermeer. 

Around 6 pm on July 23, 2016. 
As I was leaving my studio, I saw this unusual yet beautiful pink yellow sky in La Crescenta this afternoon caused by Santa Clarita brush fire and the box with this elegant spiderweb covered with ash. 

Skid marks in the parking lot. Beautiful drawings.

Textures and colors of moss and rock at Griffith Park, Los Angeles

Nature after rain. The color got deepened in saturation. Like watercolor painting looks richer while being wet, the world gets richer in color during raining. 

My garden is an extension of my studio where much of  "seeing" and learning happen. 

Colors and textures of trees in winter. 

The flowing cast shadow. The color harmony. Music to my eyes. 

Rhythms & volume of light and shadow. Visual music. Morning light coming through the window facing south in the studio.

Texture and gestures of trees. The contrast between value, texture, and color creates a powerful drama. 

Light, sky, rain, and  reflected landscape on the water, green of moss. I was with the Master in her/his class of creation. 

The way water moves and transforms. During the 9th week of COVID-19 lockdown in Los Angeles.

As always, for me, all are subject to SEE.  Time experienced while watching the air circulation revealed on this movement of silk threads. 

2nd day of the heatwave. An extreme heatwave in Los Angeles with dangerously hot conditions with high temperatures between 98 and 117 Fahrenheit. In the visual image, my eyes always find the exact words that communicate my inner condition. 

 © 2020 by Helena J. Min