Taking a walk in nature, a child and his grandfather experience the world around them, each having a unique perspective. By suspending what it is we think we should see or what the other should see, both views can be embraced for their beauty. A refreshing reminder that there is room for more than one point of view, this story is about sharing nature together.
While continuing to reflect the story, the images also express a theme of divergent points of view by using two types of media to illustrate the different perspectives. Landscape watercolor paintings illustrate the view of the grandfather; while detailed-oriented macro photographs illustrate the perspective of the child.
Both grandfather and child complete the story by holding hands while continuing their walk together. As a reflection of personal philosophy, Sarah and I hope that multiple perspectives can be met with a similar acceptance and willingness to share the world together.
I have been a watercolor artist since 1997 and a macro fine art photographer in botanical art since 2005. Visit my blog, AN ARTIST'S LIFE, at joystein.blogspot.com for an inside look at what I do.
JOY STEIN Collected Works Published April 09, 2012
Minor Influences by Joy Stein Published February 03, 2012
ALASKA! 2011 Published August 31, 2011
100 Views of Zion Published May 25, 2011
DESERT Published March 31, 2011
SPAIN Published October 30, 2010
Interstitial Spaces Published November 23, 2009
TEXTURE shape Published August 19, 2009