Dropped

By Nichole Camarillo

Quick! What's the coolest thing you've seen paint do? Too late- K, Look at this...



Tell me that's not awesome. You can't. Well, you could, but then you'd be a liar. These photos were taken by photographer, Mark Mawson. Unimpressed with the mundane and repetitive slew of photos he had been seeing of ink in water, he thought to kick it up a notch. By experimenting with different paints and densities, Mark was able to bring a bit more body (and a lot more life) into the mix. It's incredible how much life and you can see in these photos. They're so full of energy and evoke so many thoughts and images. Which is actually one of things Mark loves about these photos.




"...People see different things in them and they can make their own mind up about what they look like. Comments I've had range from looking like jelly fish, sea creatures, alien worlds, old men even Jimmy Hendrix setting fire to his guitar."





Now, as much as I'd love to both embarrass myself and scare you guys, I think I'll leave my thoughts of what I see off the Freudian chopping block for today. I would love to know what you guys think, though. Your thoughts are always so much more sane. It's comforting. And for those of you who are as curious as I was to find out what it is the artist sees, I went ahead and got the juice for ya. Mark's favorite is the white drop (up toward the top of the photos) because it seems so pure and calming. What he sees in it is a strange jellyfish hovering above some strange cloud.

Big thanks to Mr. Mawson for taking a moment and answering some questions of mine. You can check out more photos from this set, titled 'Aqueous', and more styles from this artist on his website, MarkMawson.com. Enjoy!




6 comments:

Chow and Chatter said...

cool

Rolfe Bautista said...

That is really awesome! I love it :D

drollgirl said...

these are incredible -- just gorgeous.

...love Maegan said...

love love love these

Stephanie Clayton said...

incredible! i did interpret a jellyfish for at least one of them. glad you shared this.

and thank you for the kind comment on An Artist in Paradise...much appreciated!

love and youth said...

wow looks really cool! i loved the 'affordable housing', funny... x