This camassia's golden stamens glow in the warm morning sunshine, as her violet tulle skirts twirl around her in the soft breeze. She is feathery and bright and full of mystery.
This was one of five images that the Shenandoah Arts Council chose when they featured me in January as their #shenfeaturefriday artist.
Here's what they shared about my work: “She loves to create dreamscapes, relaxed and surreal photographic images that are often a blur of shapes and textures, designed to bring to life the feeling of a place, rather than a precise rendering of it. Through a combination of multiple exposure, intentional camera movement, and other techniques, she makes images that focus on tiny jewels of nature that range in mood from mysterious to joyful. She especially looks for moments where texture, detail, and color capture unseen or unexpected beauty. And she also values rich, surreal colors.”
What fascinates me is discovering which images speak most powerfully to whom. In addition to the camassia, they chose a close-up monochrome of crisp dew drops, a dreamy sunset scene, a maple tree shining in reds and golds in afternoon's strong sun, and a macro shot of an ant crawling on the stained glass wings of a fly past its prime.