Please join me at the Artist's Reception
April 13th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM
Tallahassee Regional Airport
Several stories are on my "blog-post back burner" as I learn how time-consuming it is to print and frame, write and plan for a big art show. From March 27th through May 29th, my images will grace the walls of the Artport Gallery at Tallahassee's Regional Airport. Seeing 30 or so of my photos in print, BIG, beautifully framed, and all together will be a thrill, especially for me. Here is a small sample.
I’m grateful for this opportunity to praise the element of Water through my photographs. As home, as mirror, as sculptor, as life-giver, as art, Water is ubiquitous.
In one segment of the show, Water’s Edge, I celebrate the lush diversity of my home state. Tropical and subtropical beauty reigns in the Sunshine State in and along our rivers, springs, lakes, marshes, sinkholes, and vast coast. Share my awe as you catch glimpses of the Fountains of Youth in La Florida through my camera’s viewfinder.
In the other segment, I extol water’s varied forms – ice, snow, steam, fluid, fog, mist – in my Fire and Ice portfolio from visits to Iceland and Yellowstone National Park. In these geothermal landscapes, hot mineral-laden water flows from fiery depths to Earth’s surface creating blasting geysers, bubbling mudpots, simmering hot springs, and steaming travertine vents. Ancient waters, frozen for millennia, flow seaward as massive, slow-moving rivers of ice – our glaciers. As giant chunks break and fall into the sea, icebergs form, become sculpted by the elements… and then melt. In this time of rapid climate change, Earth’s icy lands are dwindling faster than anyone imagined possible.
You will find a short reflection beside each photograph to connect you to the moment, place, or feeling. My hope is that you enjoy the show and leave with a new appreciation for our planet’s most precious natural resource. This essential resource deserves to be valued, protected, and honored. So raise your glass with me… A Toast to Water!