This year I'm trying to work on showing my photography with correct light. I'm going to try to be a bit more picky as to the composition and quality of my photography. Lighting will be and is a very important part of making my total composition beautiful. The top and bottom show that well. Although the lighting is not as strong in the middle photo, I think the softness of the background really compliments the torn white money plant.
I also will be very selective as to the photos I keep on file. I'll be picking one or two each time I come back after a photo shoot. I would love to say I'll be going out once a day for this whole year, but I'm not sure I could keep that promise. I will say, "I'll try to come close."
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.