One of the things I enjoy most about photography is that the pursuit of the next image puts me in such peaceful places. Even if I'm along side a busy road my mind is involved with the process of creativity...the creation of parts into a whole.
Such was the case when I once again ventured into the woods of Ft. Defiance on a cold late winter afternoon. The sun was setting and I was looking for a canvas of shadows and light when I came upon a line of ski tracks that soon proved to be a part of the final concept.
During this whole time of discovery, conceptual figuring and final approach I was deep in a quiet forest with glistening, crackling snow and soft whispers of wind. It was nothing I hadn't experienced before, but it was a time of renewal, refreshment and joy.
The long beams of sunlight playing through the trees and lacing lights and darks across the trail of someone past. Little did the visitor know that what was left behind would become part of a creative session of mind, camera, vision and a certain amount of rejoicing.
Peace seeking is a selfish enterprise that I feel gives meaning to my photographic work and the creative process for me. It is my intention, through art, to give others that moment that was in front of me and the camera. The satisfaction is not of successful accomplishment, but the sharing of peaceful moments. In a world of clanking and clattering there is a great need for the healing of silence...of peace.
Thank you all for coming to my blog site and I wish you a great and happy weekend.
Sic “Em Bears.
For more views of my work visit;
Arts On Grand, Spencer, Iowa http://www.artsongrand.org/
Lanesboro Art Center, Lanesboro, Minnesota www.lanesboroarts.org