Reflections 2018

Welcome to "Reflections 2018," my online photo journal for sharing thoughts, "sketches," and works in progress. The images may be from a photography workshop, new ideas I am exploring, creative inspirations from books, movies, museums, music... or they may simply be captures of an extraordinary subject or moment that caught my eye in the course of the day. All part of my creative process, as it is for most artists and photographers. I invite you to share your thoughts about these posts via my Contact Form.

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Volume 2:  In an O'keeffe State of Mind 

February 2018

"When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it's your world for the moment..."

- all quotes here by Georgia O'keeffe - 

This month, while continuing to work with garden images, I became enthralled with the luminous natural forms of flowers close up... an exercise that took me to a state of mind where Georgia O'keeffe often found herself.  I especially like the photos in black and white - they are like delicate drawings... and yet the color images are so seductive.  Which do you prefer?

"Nobody sees a flower, really.  It is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and it takes time, like to have a friend takes time."

"I know I cannot paint a flower... I can convey to you my experience of the flower or the experience that makes the flower of significance to me at that particular time."

Gaia's Garden

The image below is a new addition to the Flora Gallery. The title refers to Gaia, the ancient Greek Goddess of the Earth. The Gaia Theory* proposes that the living and nonliving components of Earth function as a single system with the living components regulating conditions to maintain life on the planet. 

*This theory was formulated in the 1970s by the chemist James Lovelock and co-developed by the microbiologist Lynn Margulis.

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