Last week was a busy concrete art week. I was able to show you quite a few finished pieces including my new concrete fountain. Thanks so much for all your positive comments! I will be be making more sizes and shapes of that particular design. This week being a new week of concrete art I won't have finished pieces to show you until later in the week or even next week.
Yesterday, I so wanted to take my camera out for some new photos, but the weekend weather was terrible. I resorted to finding summer photos inside. Here is my first. Every spring I look forward to the fresh fruits and vegetables that will be coming locally. Although these beauties were not from a local grower, this is the time of year I'm in the mood to serve these up again. Yum!!!
My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.