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December 29, 2011
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A Broken Wing by MaaykeKlaver A Broken Wing by MaaykeKlaver
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Dramatic rise of motion from shadow-smothered depths, like the fiery rebirth of the phoenix, this work shapes its scene from the up and outward roaring spread of jagged feather stalks, transforming incoherence to coherence by framing a towering insanity slowly divulging its essence onto the mind of the viewer as though on the edge of consciousness. Inextricably suspended between a soft-hued serenity and the primal motive force of raw nature, this work packs within its modest bounds a vista of life like a snapshot frozen in time; a permanent impression of a transitory event.

Like a rising fog slowly uncovering the depths of a boundless lake, a visual collage opens from a solidity of dark purple into a light space where colours change tone, and therefore mood, becoming vibrating synchronisations of a dominant visual image. Highly spacious, this work allows doubt in the form of the individually vague and indistinct feather strokes to merge with a constancy of almost harmonious quality working together into an environmental wrap for the viewer.

Although there is a good deal of negative space ('emptiness') used in this work, and the limited colour palette lends it a minimalist quality, it is an excellent study in macro photographic technique directed to transforming a concrete, mundane object like a feather, into a surreal abstraction where all awareness of what is concrete is lost in a layered collage of colour and emotion, and by the organic and emotional interlude it provides by its mere viewing, shows insight to the ever-changing, ceaseless beauty of nature.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:iconfeaturedplz: Hey there, I featured this piece in a feature here <3
dragonfly-oli Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi! If you win this poll, you will be featured in #Breathtaking-photos the whole next week. :aww:

MBauernhofer Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Simply Amazing!! :wow: :heart:
DanCrystalis Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
so surreal, just so beautiful.. everything ;p
AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That's beautiful! :heart: I love it!
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for your comment!
AcousticVibe132 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! It was well deserved! The picture is beautiful! :D
x-sissa-x Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
The colours in this are absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see more abstract work from you :heart:
MaaykeKlaver Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for your nice comment, I really appreciate it! :)
ThruEmilysEyesPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that your work has been chosen to compete in the current contest at :iconthrough-emilys-eyes: [link] Thank you for submitting! Please keep in mind that it is against the rules to advertise your participation in the contest or ask for votes. Good luck! :hug:

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