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Lost in Translation’s Thursday’s Special
guest challenger Suzanne at Art and Life has this prompt for us


My entry is maybe a bit of a cheat as it is not really an abstract photo.
It is a photo of a mixed media abstract painting I have in my guest room.
It was one of the first things I bought for my condo twenty years ago.


It seems every time I look at it I see something different.
Often what I see depends on my mood
or what is happening in my life.

I am sorry I don’t know who the artist is so I cannot
give credit where credit is due.
If anyone does know email me and I will acknowledge him/her here.

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21 thoughts on “Abstract…

  1. Interesting choice – I first saw a face, then ships’ sails, then trees, a board for checkers… in fact, I could be here all day, looking at it. (smile)

    1. I haven’t seen ships sails yet but faces, trees and checkers I have. And a window with a curtain blowing, someone walking on a street, a cat, a piano keyboard,…I have had years to discover things.

  2. I don’t think I understand the concept of an abstract photo. Photos are realistic by definition, aren’t they? I love the painting though – I can see how you could see different things in it at different times. Have a great weekend! 🙂

    1. I guess that’s what made this a challenge. To take reality and skew it. The weekend is starting out great. My Celebrate the Small Things post tells about how it started.

  3. I don’t have much interest in abstract art, but there are some that really stand out. It is true that you see something different each time you view abstracts.

  4. I don’t think it’s cheating either. Challenges become interesting when people take them and interpret them in their own way. I can see why you find the painting fascinating – it so layered.

  5. I don’t consider it cheating at all. On the contrary. I only wish I could zoom in on the image. It looks fascinating. Thank you kindly Patricia!

    1. Well, I am glad I didn’t cheat though it sorta feels that way to me. The painting is interesting. I usually don’t like abstracts but this one speaks to me.

    1. The photo doesn’t really do the painting justice. It is one of those pieces that some people love and some strongly dislike.

        1. There are a lot of small “distractions”. I like to sit and look at it and see what I will find in it. Abstracts are not my first choice of art but I do like this one.

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