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.
The nature of life is change, a slice of time which is unique from the moment I capture it. I try and stay tuned into the presence of each moment, so I am able to see the beauty that surrounds me. Even though beauty is subjective, it is something I recognize unmistakably and immediately. Beauty has the ability to inspire me. What is the purpose of art if not to inspire and conjure emotions and ideas, whatever they may be? From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course to canvas and sculpture. I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it will not always be obvious, but my goal is to have the viewer see in a new way and feel a new appreciation for what is around us.