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I stumbled across Saida Valenzuela's work and found myself scrolling through all her photographies, captivated by her work. Of all her series, Echoes is the one that caught my eyes the most: these close up pictures of different minerals are rich in colours and texture, vary in opacity and depth. She describes her work:
The result is authentic pieces of art naturally created without human intervention that show us once again nature is and always be the best artist.
And indeed, to those who have a look around them, take time to absorb the light, shadows, colours and details, nature is mesmerising.
Decades ago, Brett Wetson captured with his camera abstract compositions straight from nature. His pictures of ice, lichen, mud or sand are stunning arrangements of light and shadow, textures captured on film. While the title gives away the subject of those photographies, it is almost impossible just looking at them to know what they are. And I believe that is where beauty lies. Unable to find meaning or known elements, we are left with beautiful abstractions.