What do we see?

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  Henry David Thoreau

I agree with Thoreau – what we see is all that really matters.  About a month ago, I was given the opportunity to photograph the work of an aspiring Vancouver artist. The title of his work was Daily Disasters.

The colours reflect the colours of Vancouver: bright flowers with blue skies and rain clouds.





The artist remains a mystery to me.  His paintings do not hang in an art gallery.  They belong to the public.

I see art, although some tell me it really is a garbage can.




Published by Rebecca Budd

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Podcaster, Traveler and Life-long Learner

4 thoughts on “What do we see?

  1. In the early 60’s I attended a workshop of Reinhold Marxhausen. He helped us see the beauty in “wrinkled faces” and “rotting tomatoes” :-)! and of course – the usual “beauties”!!


    1. I just went on YouTube and listened to Reinhold Marxhausen in an interview with David Letterman(1986). Amazing!! Thanks for giving me his name. You are fortunate to have attended one of his workshops. Thanks for your comments.They are much appreciated!


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