Order and Abstraction

Art, and very specifically photography, can help us make sense of chaos. When seen from a particular vantage, the participants of independent events, and often the events themselves, seemingly conspire to unveil hidden relationships. The revelation catches our eyes.

A well-seen artwork communicates the presence of order. We need not explicitly understand the order; words may fail to describe it. A certain cadence, or rhythm, informs us of the order’s existence.  It is this perception that lifts the artist’s vision.

Abstracted works may remain abstract, but we find comfort in our visceral understanding.