Did you know it's Winter Solstice today? It's been very difficult to find those "white winter" photos this year. I have found a few photos that give me that slow, calm and quiet feeling that help explain what "Winter Solstice" means to me. Winter in Michigan is normally quite dark and cold. These photos are about the stillness I have found outside after a soft cold drizzle. Despite not seeing the beautiful white snow this Christmas, I still think these photos are great examples of winter beauty.
Whew...now our days will get a bit longer each day.
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.