…artist, illustrator, sculptor, photographer, musician, song writer, essayist, poet, gardener, naturalist, seeker of truth.
What is art?
I spent half a lifetime trying to answer that question… to discover the answer is sublimely simple:
“Art is the expression of human experience.” (Thank you Kathy Howell)
I had been over thinking it, seeking a complex equation of content & execution. These are simply elements of art… they are not art itself. Art is not a thing, it is a feeling… to be expressed in whatever shape, form, or fashion, the artist chooses.
I was an illustrator, but carpal tunnel syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis have stolen my ability to hold a pencil, or other tool, for any length of time. As long as I can use a camera though, I’m a happy camper.
Once, I was confined by the edges of a sheet of paper. I cast away those edges… and the vistas became limitless.
Art is a point of view… sometimes obvious, others obscure. Finding the view is a journey… as in the poem Ithaca, the journey is the reward. (Thank you Tom Howell)
a little photography…
Dust Storm, Columbia River Gorge
Black Magic Canyon
Some of my past work…