Sunday, March 12, 2006

Reflection of reality

The Chicago city skyline is reflected on the gleaming surface of Cloud Gate, a sculpture located in Millennium Park. I deliberately desaturated the colors of the “real” environment to enhance the reflected environment.

We tend to define reality based on information gathered by our senses. But scientists tell us that humans can only sense a small fraction of all that’s out there. We classify a tiny sliver of the electromagnetic spectrum as “visible light.” Our aural sense is limited to a tonal range not much larger than the sounds we ourselves can make. We have a hard time surviving outside our narrow temperature range. We are our own reality. Deep thinkers have tried to enlarge our sense of reality through quantum physics, but even that is limited.

I’m one who believes that the One who created all things real made us with a limited ability to experience the fullness of that creation so that we would seek Him.

Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out! Romans 11:33

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

5 comments:

Jem said...

Awesome shot James! Love the composition and colours :)

James said...

jem, thanks!

Snoo said...

What a great piece of art. Beautiful.
And I think you might be right.

The Tart said...

Cool pic!

Smooch,
The Tart

disappointed said...

a beautiful photograph