Upside down, sideways, and not quite right, reflecting waters offer us a perspective that can illumine or appear to skew reality. I confess a fascination with the interplay between light, water, and surroundings.
When the waters are still, reflections can magnify natural beauty.
Sometimes reflections create an unexpected beauty in the utilitarian.
Still waters and fog, water in the air, can reflect light creating an otherworldly aura around the common mechanical process of electric lighting.
Mirrors covered in algae do not reflect sunlight clearly. What passersby might otherwise characterize as slime, reveals a kaleidoscopic aesthetic when spaces between the algae reflect nearby vegetation.
Moving waters on sand create a flickering and changing image of the immovable. With each wave, the sturdy dances on the sands.
Reflections do more than simulate. They expand and enhance. Their echoing imagery hint at the deeper essence, the divinity within, that we would not perceive looking directly at that which is reflected. The soul of creation, what I call the Imago Dei (image of God) can be glimpsed in reflections. Maybe that is why I am so fascinated by them.