Here are a two favorite photos I took over the weekend. And what a beautiful Mother's Day weekend it was! I'm pretty fortunate because I celebrate Mother's Day most every year on the Saturday. One of my daughters has to celebrate with two families. I love this arrangement because I can extend my celebration and get Sunday pretty much off also. My husband is pretty good about letting me do what I want on that day and I even get another "stop by" from my daughters.
Two days off were great and today I am definitely ready to finish my two concrete fountains for delivery later this week (I'll be posting those pictures). Did you pick up your fireballs for the summer season yet? Let me know if you need one or stop by Wealthy at Charles to pick yours up!
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.