Art of Seeing Exhibit by Tash Damjanovic
The exhibit runs from Sept. 1 until the end of the year.
My work celebrates beauty, hidden in all the usual and sometimes unusual places. Inspiration abounds in metal, glass, water, fire, earth, flora and fauna.
As I go about my daily life, whether I am close to home or far away, it is both a challenge and a source of excitement to choose to see with new eyes. It requires pausing and diving deep into a particular point in space and time. Focusing on form, colour and contrast, to the exclusion of everything else, is a magical feeling.
The captured images are often entirely stripped of their context, their source at times a mystery and their appearance open to interpretation. What remains is elemental, sensual and unexpected, and offers the possibility that our experience of reality can be completely redefined.
About the exhibit:
“Seeing beauty in a flower could awaken humans, however briefly, to the beauty that is an essential part of their own innermost being, their true nature. The first recognition of beauty was one of the most significant events in the evolution of human consciousness. “
“A New Earth”, Ekhart Tolle
This exhibit is a visual meditation on flowers of a few plant species found at the Toronto Botanical Garden. Each wall represents images inspired by flowers of a single of species, contemplated over many hours, in a single season, and taken within a very small space. The images are a glimpse of the infinite beauty of the universe, revealed by shifting focus, perspective, and quality of light. I hope you too will delight in multiple manifestations of a single flower, as you journey through the Garden.
Rotating exhibitions are displayed in the Weston Family Library. Open to the public during library hours.