Nature has been my refuge through the pandemic. When I walk in the forest, I can feel myself relax. My thoughts refocus on the present and I can breathe deeply. I feel cleansed.
Could it be that we are actually seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Between socio-political turmoil, fires, evacuations and the pandemic, it's been a VERY challenging year! May we find safety from the virus and live as one family in peace.
At the end of May, 2018, my dear horse, Romeo, passed away. After many years of working to keep him comfortable on his feet, I finally made the very difficult decision to let him go. My art has helped me process some of the grief...though I don't think there is an end really, to the pain of losing him.
I'm excited to share that the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel, chose one of my photographs, Wild Majesty, to be included in the 2018 Members' Juried Exhibition online gallery and exhibition catalog. The opening reception and catalog release is on Saturday, July 7, 5-7pm at the CPA gallery, Sunset Center, Carmel.
I'm in the process of slowly adding my "other works of art" to this website...slowly but surely!
For the upcoming exhibit at the Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, in addition to photographs, I've been making sculptures. It's been years since I have worked directly with my hands to create art. While I LOVE photography, I've missed the tactile nature of making art directly with my hands.
Right after I completed the sculpture, Horse Crazy, I came down with shingles! I am in the process of recovering from this LONG three month ordeal of pain and fatigue associated with shingles. I've been out of commission and feel energy returning! Yay!!!