03-16. Muscovite #5.
Call it coincidence – I did my work without checking first the provenance of this muscovite studied by Brigatti, Frigieri & Poppi. Pegmatite from Antarctica it was! Now I know the why of this “icy” look.
I build my images focusing on the geometry of the crystals, the dynamic of its lines, or the color schemes the design calls for, without a predefined idea of what to do or how to do it.
Often, I find that my visuals connect with some aspect of the geography, culture or history of the mineral’s original location. I don’t know if I should put any meaning into it – but it keeps happening time and again. And it’s very gratifying when it happens!
The hardest part for me now that I am very conscious of it – is not cheating. Checking the mineral origin before I complete the image is very tempting of course.
The subconscious is a fragile flower – it can be very easily influenced. I’ll try to stay the course.