I kind of have this thing for bugs and insects, or as my daughter would say the little guys!
I was out in the rain yesterday looking for some cool shots of rain and flowers. What a great contrast between a cool rainy summer day and the freshness and beauty of flower color. Everything was so drenched with moisture that I was surprises to find this tiny insect not under a leaf taking cover but sitting on top. He must have been thirsty. All this photo is not quite as sharp as I would like, I was so amazed at the intricacy and detail of his head. I definitely wanted to show you this.
Today I hope to complete my next fireball table. This one is already spoken for, but I will be making more, so email me if you are interested.
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.