I found this one tulip just waiting for me to take its picture. This photo reminds me that sometimes simple is just better. You can't see the inside which when it becomes warm and sunny displays a beautiful pattern with several colors on the inside. It's one bright deep pink color with it's petals folded over each other perfectly present a perfect tulip. The background with it's blurred fresh green hues and colors stages this one simple tulip perfectly.
Today this photo is reminding me that I am only going to try to finish my "to do" list. Really...will it matter if I leave those extras until tomorrow or even next week?
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.