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Zion National Park

In Art, landscape, Photography, Uncategorized on October 22, 2016 at 12:25 PM

The fist time I visited Zion and Arches National Parks in Utah was in 1994. The colors of the landscape were so rich and vibrant and the landscape so rugged – unlike anything I was used to seeing daily – that I felt like I’d stepped into a cartoon. It all seemed so unreal. Even back then there was a small part of me that wanted to be a photographer – I just had never known anyone who’d followed an artistic path so it didn’t even occur to me to explore that quiet voice.  I’m so grateful that I made the decision to take a risk in 2010 to travel again and just see if there was something to that longing.

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Zion National Park, Utah … 2010

Is there a recurring theme or interest in your life? Something that keeps showing up and asking you to invest a little more time into it?  I say go on the adventure. One of the lessons I’ve learned about the creative journey is to let go of attachment to outcome. If something wants to be expressed through you then partner up with it and see what happens – – without getting hung up on needing to be good enough, or validated or even talented.  Go on the journey to see what it can teach you about yourself and what light it might offer to the world.

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Forest in Montana

In Art, landscape, Photography, Uncategorized on October 18, 2016 at 7:16 PM

I got “lost” several times while exploring back roads in Montana.  As lost as an adventurer without a map or a plan can be.  I’ve always been attracted to moody landscapes and love the mystery of a foggy morning more than a perfectly bright and cheery one. This particular day brought me to a ghostly forest – there was a dance going on between all the trees that had been lost in a fire, the lucky ones that survived it and the new life trying to emerge.

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Ghostly forest in Montana – 2010.  Double exposure.

Doesn’t life feel that way at times? We wrestle with ghosts from our past, even when we think we’ve moved on from them. Some hold on and try to choke out the new life we are trying to forge – casting shadows where there could be light.  Yet some how a new seed takes hold, grows some roots and flourishes despite the challenges.  There is always hope and nature mirrors that for us repeatedly.

The Soul Of The Road

In Art, for sale, landscape, Photography, story, Uncategorized on August 10, 2016 at 3:03 PM

In 2010 I spent 4 months on the road – camping out on the couches of old friends and tenting in our country’s magnificent national parks.  The purpose of my travels was to teach myself photography.

I took the “wrong road” several times and got lost in nature – serendipitous moments that always awed me.  This is one of them.  A fog filled, back country road in Montana – one of my favorite pictures from my travels because it expresses to me the ‘soul of the road’ – the inexplicable longing and mystery of the journey.

What a fellow artist said of this image:

“….this one looks like it’s been taken by a plate camera, exposed by the Montana sun, developed in caffeine and fixed by the dirt and grit of the road.”

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A 30″ x 22″ framed print of The Soul of the Road is available for purchase in the studio.

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