Musings of a muse
by Marilyn Karp
Backlit orchid for Cathy
flower orchid art white backlit orchid for Cathy - An orchid, lit from behind. - Techno-Impressionist Museum - Techno-Impressionism - art - beautiful - photo photography picture - by Tony Karp
An orchid, lit from behind.
I sometimes forget that people are coming from all over the world to read this blog and that this might be the first time they've come to the site. I keep thinking of it in the traditional terms of a book where you number the pages and read it more or less in sequence. How dumb of me.

First of all, if this were a book it would be an art book with lots of wonderful pictures in it. People probably skim the "pages" just like I do when I look at an art book. Silly me for not realizing that I'm not creating a "sequential" format.

What takes most of my readers to a particular page is probably the result of them having done a search. Once on the site many of them will look at several pages. So why and I writing all this. Well I have come to realize that I am not really repeating myself when I time and again I define Techno-Impressionism or my relationship to the foremost Techno-Impressionist, Tony Karp. Today's additional aha moment was that people are coming from all over the world and many may not understand English, for them it's all about the art. The words may have no meaning which may also be true for people who can read English.

Tony, like other artists, makes his images from what is in front of his eyes. This orchid you're looking at was a present for our beautiful, brilliant, and lovely daughter-in-law, Cathy. It was sitting in the living room gallery near the window. The sun was shining and voila the flower was backlit. Tony walked by and it caught his eye. Part of his genius is his impeccable sense of composition. His initial sketch done with using his camera. He got it into his computer and began to work on it. Remember we're looking a white flower on a white background.

For Tony the challenge is to make the most interesting image he can imagine. Sometimes his minds eye sees it before he can translate it so that everyone can see it. So how does he do that, make you see what he sees? Well like Van Gogh he puts himself into the image. He becomes one with the image exploring it, studying it, changing it, tweaking it, going back again and again and again. Often he will walk away. Give it a rest. Come back after a time. This is what makes his work so intense. It's a focus, almost an obsession to get it right. Get it right according to Karp that is. On occasion I am permitted a comment.

It is not easy to start a new art movement and that is exactly what Techno-Impressionism is. Tony has gotten some positive feedback from his latest exhibit at the Ashburn Library and that was great. While it makes him smile he is a self-directed man. He knows his work is good and is what sustains him. We hope he not following Van Gogh's path (dying and not knowing that you are one of the world's most famous and revered artists.) One of the reasons why I admire and love Tony is that he will keep going and I will be right by his side. It's an incredible quest. I'm really so lucky to be his soul mate, his biggest fan, strongest supporter, his artist's muse.
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