Betty Praught

I find most of my inspiration in every day things such as family and the outdoors. More recently, abstract approaches to both photography and printmaking have played a larger role. In Nature, you can walk through the outdoors and see the macro and easily recognize a tree, a rock etc. We know what they are, they are easy to resolve and beautiful collectively as landscapes or objects, however if you stop and take a close look at the micro, you can see the abstract beauty of nature in smaller things that are not as easy to resolve, but are beautiful none the less. Abstract works of art are like these little discoveries: they are difficult or impossible to resolve, but are beautiful, inspiring your imagination as the brain tries to resolve and categorize them. A tree or rock would still be beautiful and interesting on its own, even if you didn’t know what it was.

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