I get the same charge from juxtaposition of colors as I do from juxtaposition of chords–Joni Mitchell
This week Michelle posed a great weekly photo challenge on the theme of “juxtaposition,” which is at the heart of all creativity. By taking diverse ideas, objects, musical chords, concepts, or colors and bringing them together in unexpected ways, the artist is truly creating something new. Sometimes when I see a great creative idea (or performance), it gives me a frisson –a shiver of excitement. These great “aha” moments can open up new pathways in our way of thinking, spark other ideas and maybe give us some great insights and laughs. (Here’s a classic from Saturday Night Live as an example–https://screen.yahoo.com/total-bastard-airlines-000000788.html )
Next, here are some “juxtapositions” that I’ve collected in my travels.
Cities are about juxtaposition.–Richard Rogers
1. No matter how many times I visit Chicago, I am always startled by the juxtaposition of the beach within the city.
2. Beyonce towers over pedestrians in Times Square like Gulliver among the Lilliputians.
3. Yes, it really is an aquarium in a bathroom.
4. Just one more latte and another portable electronic device? This sculpture from the 2012 Art Prize Competition in Grand Rapids shows us just how “wired” we are.
5. Even geniuses can have a little fun with a frisbee.
6. An unlikely political alliance.
7. And finally, here’s a street drummer I spotted in Chicago on a hot summer day.
Enjoy! If you have a favorite, which one is it?
For other interpretations of this week’s theme, click on the links below:
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | Ese’ s Voice
- Friday photo challenges, WordPress and Photo Friday |
- Juxtaposition (Weekly Photo Challenge) | Icezine
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition (I) | Uncle Spike’s Adventures
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Juxtaposition | Chittle Chattle
- Giant’s shelf | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | JGTravels
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | Life of A Fallen Angel
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | Flickr Comments
- Weekly Photo Challenge – Juxtaposition | Just Snaps
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtapostion | Ohm Sweet Ohm
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | This, that and the other thing
- Juxtaposition | Beyond the Brush
- St. Paul’s and The Millennium Bridge | thoughtsofrkh
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | The Eclectic Eccentric Shopaholic
- WPC: Juxtaposition | Books, Music, Photography & Movies : my best friends
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition | Les Petits Pas de Juls
- The Circus Insulted My Intelligence | Bumblepuppies
- Weekly Photo Challenge: Juxtaposition #iphoneography | Captured With My Phone, iPhoneography