A person, skyscraper, tree, sculpture, a bird.
Our everyday life. Sights we pass by on our way for a coffee. People we say 'hello' to in the doorway.
Our world, what we call reality.
Have you actually looked at all that surrounds you? How well do you actually know the people around you?
Stop and look. Stop and feel. Let your soul absorb where you are. Let your spirit wander. Now take another look. Is there a sense of wonder, amazement, does it make your heart skip and your spirit fly? Can you lose yourself in the mist, do the waves reverberate in your mind? Does the sun shine right through you? Does that spire that pierces the sky in the distance feel like part of yourself? Are you truly there, in that moment? Is being bewildering? Does exhilaration run through your veins? Is there magic in being?
Surrealism – to express (...) the real functioning of thought (...) outside of all aesthetic and moral preoccupation (André Breton)
Abstract art (...) does not attempt to represent an accurate depiction of a visual reality (...) to achieve its effect (Tate)
Expressionism refers to art in which the image of reality is (...) expressive of the artist’s inner feelings or ideas (Tate)
Zen – emptying the mind of thoughts and giving attention to only one thing (Cambridge Dictionary)
...then the magic happens