I believe the presence of the divine in creation can be about composition design, color, shape, movement, sound and silence, and words. But the mystery of creation is always relational--something that exists between the viewer and the viewed. I hope some of the wonder I see and feel in God’s creation as expressed in my art can be experienced by the viewer in a way that they can experience more of the joy in the extraordinary ordinary around them. I am blessed when someone lets me know how my art has touched them.
A long time theme of my family, circa 1940's-1950's in imagined but plausible poses, are in mixed media collage. Along side these images are portions of a more recent (last 10 years) theme of documenting Ozarks native rock masonry.
"The world of digital ....ENHANCED" In my photography, I feel compelled not to leave the image rest on the Kodak paper...I must take it to the next level and beyond... "Is it a watercolor? Oil painting? A lithograph?" they inquire. "No it is a result of a transition." as am I...is that another grey hair in the mirror I see? Then I color it! Bring it to the level of beauty and add a bit of punch!