A recent posting by Nancy Neva Gagliano has motivated me to look through my collection of ‘found abstracts’ and to post a few of my favourites. I get a special thrill when I find one of nature’s abstracts that really speaks to me, especially if it is of a minimalist nature.
This was part of an old door that was being thrown out of a house that my son was renovating; I find the colours very appealing and the sheer simplicity just perfect. I feel that this photograph must have had some influence on my recently posted painting ‘No Title’.
At Wymondham station in Norfolk UK, there is a siding with one or two near derelict railway wagons parked in it, this image is a detail from one of these. The colours and textures attracted me, and the bolt head is in just the right place.
This is one of my special favourites; it was photographed in the small village of Melegis, which is in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada in Andalusia, Spain. To me it is the epitome of Abstract Minimalism.
I found this little arrangement around the old fishermen’s huts at the tiny fishing port of Brancaster Staithe in North Norfolk UK, I thought it was a rather pleasing composition and it is exactly as I found it.