No mere recorder this

Point Imperial, Canyon, North Rim
Light falls
On an electric canvas
Strokes from a brush
Made of glass

Of a world made
From highlights
And shadows
Rendering texture
And line

All the light
Of a moment in time
Funnelled through glass
Shaped, directed

No mere recorder this
But an artist’s tool
Of creation

Discovering worlds
No one knew existed
Within the world
Everyone sees
But has never seen

Point Imperial
North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona, United States of America

Taken during travels, 1996

Inspired by Jennifer Nichole Wells’ One Word Photo Challenge, which this week is Aperture.

Here, the funnel is a reference to aperture.

This photo from the Grand Canyon’s Point Imperial was originally painted onto a silver canvas. Then transferred to an electric one for completion.