Join Books Inc. Berkeley for a gallery soirée featuring wine and cheese to celebrate the artwork of Jerry Wyman, whose work will be hanging in the store's gallery space from January 3rd through the 31st.
Artist's Statement:Contemplative Photographic Images
". . .innocence of eye has a quality of its own. It means to see as a child sees, with freshness and acknowledgement of the wonder; it also means to see as an adult sees who has gone full circle and once again sees as a child - with freshness and an even deeper sense of wonder." - Minor White
The camera provides opportunity to become immersed in the natural world and to discover, whithout pre-conception, the inherent physical, and sometimes mystical, details that present themselves. The practice of contemplative photography is for me, an integral expression of the spiritual practice of awareness, a celebration of the "isness" of things as they are.
My approach to image capture is purely perceptual at the outset. Seeing merely what appears, without ascribing any particular pre-conceived meaning to the seen object is, for me, a meditative event.
My visual sensitivity is initially realized through through the perception of form, line, gesture, texture, scale, color and other purely formal aspects. After capture processing, utilizing editing software, affords the opportunity to clarify, enhance and create a final equivalent of the initial perceptual experience - nothing added, nothing takena away.