Here are all 21 of the images from my recently hung show at the Central Vermont Medical Center’s Art Gallery; the show will be up for approximately three months. Just click on any image to see it in a larger size.
“In these very challenging times I’ve been tempted often to just stay inside and forget the world exists, clearly a reaction to the pain so many are enduring at the moment.
Then I turn off my computer, take a deep breath, and open the door to a world that remains wonderfully and easily within reach…when I open my eyes to look. You know what? The world is not just about survival of the fittest. It is a world powered by the sun, functioning to perfection, and overflowing with diversity and interdependency. It is, in short, absolutely amazing!
Flowers, leaves, reflections on water, dazzling sunlight, things large and small—all have long been a part of this world we live in. While days and dates seem to have recently lost so much meaning, the natural world—growing and changing every day—inspires me to keep wondering and wandering and seeing more. The Morning Glory blossom spends weeks growing until—voila—it opens in its full glory. Day after day, throughout the year, the beautiful impossibility of life unfolds.
Looking through the lens of a camera is an easy way to isolate small enough pieces of the immensity of life for me to be able to appreciate it more fully. And the invitation is always there to dive in more deeply, to better see and understand. On most days I am able to find a balance that refreshes my soul, not ignoring the news but remembering it is not all that exists. I am then able to return, inspired to take actions that can help us better find our real place in this amazing world.
I’ve been looking through the lens of a camera for over fifty years and find I’m still learning to see.”