the illusion of definition

plein air painting has become a way for me

to see past the deception of

the eye..

which we interpret as a photographic thing

but the eye shuttles rapidly

between objects overlapping things

thrust forward

held back

the brain with its neural networking

assembles the visual data and interprets the

information

gives it edges

gives it definition

 

when I paint and

am in the zone

and the canvas is heavily

textured

denying me edges

I start to sense what the eye is seeing

by my interaction

with the canvas

and what I see

and

as my eye

scans the painting

and the edgeless

night

so for a while

the illusion of definition

is lostImage

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