Digital photo – Hold Your Horses
This digital photo is inspired by Franz Kline’s abstract expressionist style as well as Rorschach’s inkblots. It was born on a weekend away to Baardskeerdersbos, direct translation meaning beard shearer’s bush. Camera in hand and enjoying the landscape, I decided that this would be the perfect time to experiment with a new idea I had been playing around with, which incorporates both in-camera and post-processing.
I named this one-off contemporary art piece ‘Hold Your Horses’ because the idiom refers to slowing down and, the inkblot appears how I would imagine an overactive mind in the process of restoring calmness would look. Notice the cloudy and flakey parts dissolving away.
Conscious breathing is an essential act of restoring balance because it forces us to slow down and take inventory of where we are at in our thoughts. This holds several benefits for us, such as decreasing stress, increasing calm, relieving pain, improving immunity, increasing energy, and lowering blood pressure.
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