Description Different materials absorb or fail to absorb water and other liquids according to various properties. Some plants, like this cabbage, cause water to simply bubble on them, if the water has no way to simply roll off the plant. Which the plant would obviously prefer or it would not go to such methods to keep water out. This drop of water, a huge pool of water, nearly, had no place to roll off the leaf. Where it pooled it became silvery with reflections and it's transparancy let it reflect and refract light. Visible is a vein in the leaf below the water drop. It reminds me of the mercury experiment done in my high school chemistry class. The instructor tossed some mercury on the floor to demonstrate its properties and then had a devil of a time cleaning it back up. Guess we didn't know then what we know now about mercury. Very nasty stuff.
Brenda Leitow Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement Photography is one of the most essential things to a happy life, in my world. Every time I get out my camera I go out and bathe myself in light and color and line and texture... and everything in the world around me. Photography is a very emotional art for me. When I take photos in the rain, or in the morning dew, or when the light gets soft near sunset, or sharp at sunrise, the light creates such an atmosphere that I can almost feel the colors melting right into my being, creating their lasting impressions. My job as an artist is to capture colors, not always as I see them, but also how I imagine them to be. I manipulate light and color to my desire. It's rather like a prism, bending the light, showing color. Only as a photographer I bend the light less precisely, leaving some breathing space for the light to find its own path. The light creates itself in that way, taking away my control, and does amazing things with color that never even occurred to me to imagine.
If you wish to read more about me and my art, follow the link below. Linda Scott Galok has written a wonderful feature that showcases many pieces of my work and details what it's like for me to live with bipolar disorder.