Morning light. A fresh start. There has always been a magical quality to this special part of the day. This series explores the beauty of renewal. The sepia tones are the past, the indigos, the present, whites and creams the future. When balanced they create a vibration, a beauty that is healing to the soul. Both past and present serve to inform the future. In this series, however, I strive to find that balancing point between them all, where presence lives.
Landscapes and Horizons
The early psychologists taught us that everything we see and experience is altered by our emotions and personal experiences.
The Impressionists taught us that the world we see and the colors within it are created by light bouncing off the receptors in our eyes.
I believe both of these thoughts have merit
In this series I am merging these two ideas by exploring “seeing” and a sense of place through the use of color, movement, and feeling.
If Ralph Waldo Emmerson is correct in saying that “the whole of nature is a metaphor of the human mind”, then this would indeed explain my mind as of late. Nature has been pushed and pulled to its limits, leaving parts, pieces, and trails. What has always been a “truth” or a certainty seems to be sliding away into a new reality. With an abundance of optimism, a leap of faith, and unending flexibility, I watch the transformation.
This newest series is done in traditional methods using layer upon layer of paint to create a realty, yet it is then distorted, pulled, warped, or fragmented in some fashion. With all that is going on in the world I often feel like my life is the same as always, yet vastly distorted or warped. In response to this I have been taking pictures of the flowers in my yard - gardening being my solace right now - and then using photo processing methods to distort a large or small part of this.
Each piece has countless hours of work in it, so I imagine this body of work will grow slowly. Kind of like life. it all seems so slow moment to moment, yet weeks and months are flying by...
“I'm saying look, here they come, pay attention. Let your eyes transform what appears ordinary, commonplace, into what it is, a moment in time, an observed fragment of eternity.”