Five is the number of the human being.
The number five symbolizes the four limbs and the head that controls the limbs.
There are five senses: sight – hearing – taste – smell – touch.
Five is the number of balance.
Five symbolizes man, health and love.
It combines the female number two with the male number three. Five is the number of marriage.
The Pythagoreans thought of five as “hieros gamos”, the marriage between heaven and earth.
(From the Outside the Box Project/Die)
“Go for broke. Always try and do too much. Dispense with safety nets. Take a deep breath before you begin talking. Aim for the stars. Keep grinning. Be bloody-minded. Argue with the world. And never forget that writing is as close as we get to keeping a hold on the thousand and one things...childhood, certainties, cities, doubts, dreams, instants, phrases, parents, loves....that go on slipping , like sand, through our fingers.”
Salman Rushdie - Imaginary Homelands
AIreland is elemental. Sunrise reveals dawn’s light streaming over the timeless artifacts of its people.
As dusk falls down, there is something fundamental and essential about the essence of its gentle light, slowly retreating . . . shadows become one.
I have been working on a photography book of photography from County Clare in the West of Ireland.
Friends have passed, but while I knew them, it was all too clear that they were people in the vanishing life of their own lives. They lived most of their life in an enchanted sense of field and farm, family, friends, music and story.
Oh, but those stories . . .
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.”
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What is the process of creating?
Then, we reconstruct.
Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process.
The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture Unique Self.
The Preparation” is a discovery of beauty in unusual places and in this case, it is vintage 1910 French nudes interacting with antique Belgium lace.
I’m very excited that “Tully” 15x19” limited edition has been accepted into the
Blanche Ames National Juried Exhibition at the Ames Mansion,
August - October, 2019
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What is the illusionary light that we bear witness to in our domestic settings? Perhaps it is the quiet dignity of our possessions inclining with reverence and respect. This photograph was taken in the vanishing light at Tully, County Clare, Ireland.
This red parasol was a special gift to musician/visual artist Jan Schmidt from her late father.
“My dad was not a shopper but had a purposeful intent on seeking out the perfect umbrella for me as a gift while I was studying Creative Writing and Theater Arts in college. Without fail, whenever I take this vintage umbrella to the streets, I am stopped and told how wonderful it is! I love seeing how it has taken a new life of its own with the creativity of the photographers of Creating Your Vision photography workshop hosted by David Lee Black!"
Photograph by Joni Lohr.
Painting by Wilhelm Neusser: Bog/Promise 1925, at Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston
“When it's over, I want to say: all my life
I was a bride married to amazement.
I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
When it is over, I don't want to wonder
if I have made of my life something particular, and real.
I don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
I don't want to end up simply having visited this world.”
I received a beautiful email this morning from collectors from Washington DC with a photograph of their purchase of my photograph "Consciousness" which was delivered from Bowersock Fine Art Gallery in Provincetown ("Modern Man" exhibition). The work was delivered in tip-top shape and is now on display in their home. EVERYTHING works with the placement of the art along with the gorgeous and thoughtful interior design. So many ripples of positive energy come from purchasing original work from artists who are really working hard in their craft.
Infinite gratitude to this wonderful collector who made my day!