Details! Even in the middle of the winter, every little detail is right there for us to explore. This past weekend was a gift. I went out several times to take a walk and explore. Here are three examples from one walk.
The colors and textures of last years season is so evident in these photos. It's as each plant has a story. Was it a healthy season or one where disease took place (from either tiny bugs, lack of water or too much heat).
Take advantage of these next few mild days. Go exploring.
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.