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My Sister's Art

Updated on July 14, 2013

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder -- Behold My Sister's Art

My sister, Joanne, is an artist and a photographer. Art and photography, are they one in the same? I would have to say yes, and if you disagree take a look at some of my sister's photographs shown on this page. Art has always been a controversial subject, and for some it most likely always will be. Artists are always pushing the conventional constraints put upon them by society and trying to redefine art with their newest works. In that sense, art is a growing thing, alive by virtue of it's birth in the artist's fertile imagination.

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What Is She Taking A Picture Of?

Here is one of my sister's pictures.  I told you she was an artist!
Here is one of my sister's pictures. I told you she was an artist!

My sister's art has taken on many forms over the years, but she always returns to creating images with her camera. That amazing little box that can see the world and stop time just long enough to capture an image. That image just might make someone see the subject in a new and different way. It might be dark, or gloomy, it could be enlightening, or breathtakingly beautiful, it could be powerful, or vulnerable, you never know how weak or strong, how complete or broken something is, until you see it in a photograph taken in the blink of an eye at just the very right moment.

This picture was taken in the Big Apple, New York, New York. Joanne goes there a lot and always comes home with some great shots.

Under A Bridge

Under The Bridge is the name of this picture taken ... under a bridge by my sister.
Under The Bridge is the name of this picture taken ... under a bridge by my sister.

This is a bridge near my house and I drive by it at least ten or more times a week. I never noticed anything there before, but sure enough, my sister rode by, pulled over, and took a picture of this graffiti art. Yes, I called graffiti art, we all don't see it as that but graffiti is just another form of art and self-expression. And it can be a beautiful thing..

What Camera Do You Take Pictures With?

Do you take pictures or do you create art. My sister is the one making art in this family, I take pictures. Check out the cameras she uses and then take a look at my Kodak Easy Share! It's a great little camera, it's inexpensive, just right for the beginner photographer or someone who just wants to take a few pictures.

Kodak Easyshare C195 Digital Camera (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Kodak Easyshare C195 Digital Camera (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Hey, look! Here's my camera. I take photos of lots of different subjects with it. There's always a finger or an out of focus subject in my pictures. I am just too fidgety to be a photographer. My sisters got all the talent for picture taking in my family. The Kodak Easyshare is a great camera and just it's easy to use.

 

Meet The Three Sisters

Three sisters, alike and different.
Three sisters, alike and different.

This is the picture we call the "Three Sisters". Each tree has a beauty and purpose of it's own, like we three sisters. Three girls in our family, three trees in this picture. The name made a lot of sense to us when we named it, and I still like it.

The Heart Of An Orchid

This picture in white
This picture in white

Orchids are one of my favorite flowers, and this picture taken by my sister Joanne, gets right to the heart of the flower. I love close ups of flowers, especially this one.

Picture Of A Ferris Wheel At The Sea Shore

My sister is an artist, and I am the equipment girl. My sister sees movement in colors and shapes, and I see only colors and shapes. My sister can see the inner mysteries of lights and shadows on a subject. Not all of us have that awareness of the details it takes to capture the greatest picture. I don't have that artist's eye, but still I can recognize the beauty of my sister's work. So I will let you be the judge of what's art and what's not. Art, I believe, like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

This is a photo of a Ferris wheel at the Jersey shore, yep, we're Jersey girls!

Fall Colors In The Snow

I love the look of this picture.  The woods are covered in snow, but there's still a beautiful splash of color.
I love the look of this picture. The woods are covered in snow, but there's still a beautiful splash of color.

Behold my sister's art. These are some of my favorites, and some of her favorites, gathered together for your viewing pleasure. As for the controversy of photographs being art, there's no doubt in my mind that these images, snapped with a camera, are art. And as for you, I will let you make up your own mind.

The Moss And Leaves

Another beautiful picture taken by my sister Joanne.  This is a lake near our home and it's covered with moss and leaves.
Another beautiful picture taken by my sister Joanne. This is a lake near our home and it's covered with moss and leaves.

My sister has a degree in art, in philosophy and in nursing. She takes photos with one of her many cameras and she is always looking for new a new camera to add to her collection. She is also always on the search for new places to take pictures to add to her already large collection.

Willow O' The Wisp

Willow O The Wisp - another great photograph taken in a local park.
Willow O The Wisp - another great photograph taken in a local park.

When I drive by this local park I see trees. I never noticed this little area where the trees create a tunnel for people to walk in.

Do You Take Photographs Or Do You Create Art With Your Camera?

Some people are better at using a camera and capturing images than others. I am an okay photo snapper but my sister (in fact both of my sisters) can create pictures that will take your breath away with a camera. Sometimes their photos make you think about the subject, or feel for the subject, and that's more than just taking a picture. What kind of photographer are you?

Do You Take Pictures Or Create Art With Your Camera?

I Take Pictures

I Take Pictures

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    • Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      I use my camera to take reference photos for future paintings.

    I Create Art

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      • HalloweenRecipes 4 years ago

        @weiwidjaja: Thank you! She will be happy to hear that.

      • weiwidjaja 4 years ago

        Your sister is really amazing artist. I wish someday I could meet her :D

      A Picture Of Flowers

      This picture of white flowers is just lovely.  You can see such detail in these tiny blossoms.
      This picture of white flowers is just lovely. You can see such detail in these tiny blossoms.

      I like how you can see all the veins in these flowers. It tells me how much is going on inside when you take a closer look. It's so much more interesting than it was from a distance when I thought it was just a pretty blossom.

      Atlantis Is Calling

      Atlantis Is Calling
      Atlantis Is Calling

      Most of us in New Jersey will recognize this picture. It's a piece of our memories being taken by the sea. This was taken on a rainy, gray day in Seaside Heights after hurricane Sandy. The famous roller coaster on the Seaside pier was blown into the ocean. If you lived near Jersey and visited the shore area in the summer, chances are that you might have ridden on this roller coaster. It was such a shock to see it like this.

      One Of My Favorite Pictures Is This Airplane

      This is one of my favorite pictures taken by my sister.
      This is one of my favorite pictures taken by my sister.

      What a great shot, don't you agree? I love the lines in this photo, and how the airplane looks in between these beautiful clouds.

      Another Gallery Showing For My Sister

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      We stopped on the way home from the shore and got off a Parkway exit near Holmdel.   My sister was taking pictures of the forest and this is one of those photos.  The deer in this picture is looking right at the camera.   The glow of the sunset throuThese are framed prints at one of my sister's art shows.Fall leaves blowing in the wind, this picture is just beautiful.Pictures hung at another one of my sister's art shows. The people in these shots are my sister's neighbors.A make shift voting station in our town is shown here, it's dark and it's cold. This was a couple days after Hurricane Sandy, but look, people left their homes to come out and cast their vote. Most of our town had no power for at least a week or two This is another one of my favorite pictures.
      We stopped on the way home from the shore and got off a Parkway exit near Holmdel.   My sister was taking pictures of the forest and this is one of those photos.  The deer in this picture is looking right at the camera.   The glow of the sunset throu
      We stopped on the way home from the shore and got off a Parkway exit near Holmdel. My sister was taking pictures of the forest and this is one of those photos. The deer in this picture is looking right at the camera. The glow of the sunset throu
      These are framed prints at one of my sister's art shows.
      These are framed prints at one of my sister's art shows.
      Fall leaves blowing in the wind, this picture is just beautiful.
      Fall leaves blowing in the wind, this picture is just beautiful.
      Pictures hung at another one of my sister's art shows. The people in these shots are my sister's neighbors.
      Pictures hung at another one of my sister's art shows. The people in these shots are my sister's neighbors.
      A make shift voting station in our town is shown here, it's dark and it's cold. This was a couple days after Hurricane Sandy, but look, people left their homes to come out and cast their vote. Most of our town had no power for at least a week or two
      A make shift voting station in our town is shown here, it's dark and it's cold. This was a couple days after Hurricane Sandy, but look, people left their homes to come out and cast their vote. Most of our town had no power for at least a week or two
      This is another one of my favorite pictures.
      This is another one of my favorite pictures.

      What Is Your Favorite Picture?

      Which of these pictures is your favorite, and why?

      What Is Your Favorite Picture?

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      My Sister's Art Fall Trees

      This lens shows my sister's photographs, and I really love her work. I'd love to hear what you think of it.

      Do You Like My Sister's Art? Which Is Your Favorite Picture?

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          Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

          Beautiful photography. The true artist always sees beauty in the mist unexpected palaces.