I made a concrete delivery to Wealthy at Charles yesterday. After I came back from a delivery I figure I can have an hour or two off. I may have a fresh brewed cup of coffee or a glass of red wine (depending on the time of day of course). I may have some fresh fruit or a few bites of dark chocolate, or even one of my favorite cravings right now...a few potato chips. Yesterday I just had a cup of coffee. After sitting outside on my favorite chair I decided to pick up my camera and do some serious looking for new bugs. I didn't find those, but as I was passing a few flowers I couldn't help notice this one literally staring right at me. It was as though it was screaming at me to take it's picture, so of course I did! I'm glad I did because it IS beautiful!
As far as that delivery I made to Wealthy at Charles, they now have a concrete three layer fountain and some concrete urban flowers ready to sell. I also delivered a concrete table water fountain, but that sold in just a few hours! Don't worry though, because if you were interested in that one I'll be making more soon.
Find your piece of beauty today. You don't have to share it, but please appreciate it and be thankful you saw it! Life passes by way to fast not to stop and appreciate the beauty all around us.
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.