Well, I'm pretty sure I'll have the perfect back drop for some beautiful art! After a busy few weeks, I've settled in. Yesterday I was finally able to take a portion of the day off to recuperate and appreciate what I have including this amazing backdrop and view around me.
Because I don't have access to a studio to do my concrete sculpture right now, I'll be concentrating on my painting and my photography. Next week I plan on starting my first painting. I think I may even take progress photos each day or two and post them. I'll also continue to find those special organic photo moments for my canvases.
Wealthy at Charles has been very accommodating with my art during this transition. They have both my paintings and photo canvases available in their store (located on Wealthy Street just west of Eastern). I was able to provide quite a few concrete art pieces before my studio closed, so don't miss out on those also available there.
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.