After reading yesterday’s blog titled That Could Have Gone Bad, several readers have asked me what light painting is. To be honest, I don’t know enough about it to explain it well, except to say that it is a form of abstract photography that involves keeping a camera shutter open and moving light(s) to create an image. Here is a Wikipedia article on light painting that explains it better than I ever could.
And here are several examples of it that my son Travis has done. The pretty lady in this first one is his wife, Geli, who is a work of art herself.
I really like the spheres, both in color and black-and-white.
Here are some other examples of his work.
I got some feedback on yesterday’s blog from people saying that there is no way they would have been that cooperative with the police showing up at their home in the middle of the night like that, and that Travis did not have to show them any identification or make any explanation for what he was doing.
Why in the world not? Forget that nonsense about freedom and independence and yada yada yada. My kids were taught to respect law enforcement, and there was no reason not to cooperate with them. What if there had been a burglar or vandals at his house? Someone else said there was no reason for the police to have their hands on their guns or for one of them to have his weapon out. I am sure none of these people have ever ridden a shift with a police officer and don’t know what the hell they’re talking about. A cop never knows during a traffic stop or on any routine call they get who they’re going to be encountering and what their motivations might be. Travis had no problem with what happened, and neither do I.
In other news, besides her amazing skills with her looms, we all know that Miss Terry is also an artist in the kitchen. She made me a delicious Texas sheet cake for Valentine’s Day, and last night she made deep dish pizza for dinner. And all from scratch, of course. I have to admit that as much as I like my son’s artwork, I like Terry’s even better. I’m a big fan of art that you can eat.
Thought For The Day – At every moment of our lives we all have one foot in a fairy tale and the other in the abyss.