The sights and colors are very pretty this this time of year. If only looking near the ground, a lot of the colors are now different shades brown. As I was out walking, I spotted this clump of pink branches tucked perfectly with all that brown around it. Clearly the flowers are mostly finished, but what is left are these branches intertwined and tangled making a beautiful composition of organic texture.
The top photo is a macro shot of a spent flower. Clearly, still beatuiful!
I just love it when I find organic texture such as this. It is abstract inspiration for me!
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.