Capturing Wind


I’ve always loved wind—it’s so transporting and sensual. It really fills almost all of your senses—there’s a sound, feeling, visual, and even smell. I would love to make art that somehow captured wind—I think the only way to really do it is with art that addresses at least hearing and touch—like some more contemporary pieces I’ve seen that really create an environment. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to walk into a room that transports you to a breezy summer evening? I imagine it would be dark, and there would be a warm breeze and the smell of some fragrant flower or cut grass. The air would feel a little damp, with the heat of day just lingering.

But maybe these things are best left to reality—why recreate this through art? Perhaps it would push the viewer (or experiencer) to understand what elements are at play, or I suppose just to let themselves be transported and appreciate the feeling. This could get into a much bigger philosophical discussion about the point of any art. I won’t go there, but I was just out trying to photograph the wind, with little success (especially with my silly digital point and shoot that won’t let me adjust shutter speed).

I’m not sure a photograph, or any two-dimensional art could convey the wind, or maybe the whole thing is in the viewer’s mind—if you create a vivid and truthful image or series of words that makes them conjure the moment, then you would have succeeded.

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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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