… Here’s an image of water, made with light.
Here’s an image of light, made by water:
Nice game, huh. The real story is that both are edges, at which light and water mix. The way they mix leads to life … and other forms of crystallization, such as photography, or thought. The thing about edges is that they are amazingly variable. Here’s one….
… and another …
… and here’s a whole bunch at once …
Same lake (Kalamalka Lake), on the Same Day
In each case, energy transfers across mixed states, part physical, part potential. Art is no different, nor is photosynthesis. Edges: the human habitat. It’s the way of the earth.