In the last in a series of posts to this site, I want to write about a concept of creative practice and art in general. An approach called creative destruction.
Above is a picture I took while on a bus in Belfast. It’s of rain on the window of the bus with the lights illuminating the droplets – inverted in photoshop.
It was created a number of years ago, but I decided to write a little about it and post it on this site.
This being the original, you can see clearly that flash was used and the image is excessively dark.
I did want to create this aesthetic. The art world is full of noire images, this could almost be a still photograph from Taxi-driver, the motion picture.
The picture above gives off a distorted reality which i quite like.
I have here, destroyed this original (image).
In a sense only half-known to myself at present, this process of the destruction of something original, for the sake of creating something new, something distorted, could be a metaphor for my life at times too.
Quantify this: ‘If a tree falls in a forest, and no one is there to hear or see it fall, does this mean the tree has not fallen, or even never existed?’
Well sometimes we have to destroy our perceptions we once held, in order to create new understandings about the world.