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Liquid Sculpture collec 2 art 01 created by Michael Collins for Visual Resource

LIQUID SCULPTURES: New Collections Announced

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Photographer Michael Collins has created a series of original works titled LIQUID SCULPTURES.

Each artwork is created in camera, as opposed to a digital construction, making the collections even more impressive.

The works provide the perfect balance of dynamic forces frozen in time. Demanding of the creator, both vision and patience.

Selected pieces deliver bold combinations of colour and form, while others are more demure, offering subtle design and colour. Consistent for all LIQUID SCULPTURE works however: the boundary between colour and form is suitably blurred.

There is a lot to love about these new abstract photographic artworks. Please decide what you think by taking a peek at the new LIQUID SCULPTURES Collection # 1 and Collection # 2.

Conceived and created by photographer Michael Collins.

Available exclusively from Visual Resource.

Pictured here, a selection of works from COLLECTION 2 – LIQUID SCULPTURES

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05 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2. Each artwork is created in camera, as opposed to a digital construction.

 

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10 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2.

 

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04 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 2. Abstract photo art created by Michael Collins.

 

Pictured here, a selection of works from COLLECTION 1 – LIQUID SCULPTURES.

To see the full collections, please visit the Abstract Gallery.

 

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20 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

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11 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

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05 Liquid Sculpture – Collection 1.

 

 

Create dont imitate - Tess McCabe Quote 1

Create, don’t imitate

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Create, don’t imitate.

A message originally penned by Tess McCabe, founder of Creative Minds Publishing.

 

The quote, ‘Create, don’t imitate, is one I appreciate and wanted to share with you as I think it can be interpreted in a few different ways.

Firstly….

When thinking about home decorating from a finding your style perspective, the quote provides encouragement to…

 

Live for yourself and not for someone else

a quote from Shaynna Blaze

 

While it may be unusual for someone to decorate a home, buying all furnishings at the one time and being true to only one style. I like to interpret the quote as license to let a personal style evolve over time, rather than emulating an established style, verbatim.

Perhaps it is more realistic (and certainly more personal and interesting), for our homes to be filled with items treasured from our past, along with newer pieces to meet our comfort, function and aesthetic needs.

When I think about the quote ‘Create, don’t imitate in this way, I believe it gives creative license to experiment with old and new, to tinker with established styles and my take on them, therefore mixing things up, in order to discover my own style.  A method which takes courage, and trust in myself.

 

Shaynna Blaze would also council:

Your personal style will be a pinch of your past, a lot of your present

and ever evolving into the future.”

 

Beyond my home decorating interpretation of the quote, I am aware how the creator who originally penned the phrase intended ‘Create, don’t imitate’, to be received.  When creator Tess McCabe first shared the quote on Instagram, she wrote,

*SIGH* Another week, another armload of Insta-stories from artists, makers and designers regarding imitations of their original works being found online. Today, let’s send a message to those who trawl the web for ‘inspiration’ to step back and put their OWN thinking caps on! Feel free to re-post this image in your own feed. Here’s hoping it will flick on a few lightbulbs.

The message McCabe shared is a sentiment many creators of original work know only too well.  And lament when other less creative, or people with questionable ethics… simply copy their work.

As creators of original photographic artworks, we think the message behind Create, don’t imitate is inspired, thought provoking and worthwhile.

Why? Because you deserve original artwork in your home – not a copy by someone lacking in the imagination to conceive an original idea, or the skill to execute an original work.

 

A note about the images:

I gave our young daughter an assignment to decorate the quote I had printed.   The visual at the top of the post, and the next, are both her work. The one you see below was her first go at it. It’s super creative! But then… a five year old is very qualified to provide fresh, unencumbered creative designs.

 

Create dont imitate - Tess McCabe Quote 2

Colouring design by Roisin Collins. Five-years-old and loving colour.