This fall was a productive season for me. Traveling to the high peaks of the Adirondacks to study with the Adirondack Photography Institute, to the Pacific Northwest and Olympic National Park to the beautiful charming coast of Maine. The changing colors of the leaves made the journey even more spectacular with a display worthy of any artists greatest feat. Losing my father this year has made me very mindful of where I put my time and energy. Loss is a fertile ingredient for creative transmutation. I have learned and quickened more this year than any other. I have produced three new bodies of work from my travels this fall: Inner Earth Series, Adirondack Series and the Coastal Maine Series.
Coming in 2020, I have been invited to be the artist in residence for the grand opening of the Art Adventure Loft and Gallery on 7 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. I will be spending the winter producing work for this solo exhibit in June, and I will be living in the artists loft for almost 3 weeks next summer. Special thanks to Marcene Glover Studios for sponsoring me. I look forward to expanding my comfort zones and picking up the paint brush again.
This past October I traveled to the Pacific Northwest to photograph the Masterpieces of the Earth Collection, the worlds largest mineral collection to size in the world. Privately owned by Richard Berger, this collection has produced acquisitions for the Smithsonian, The Museum of Natural History, and many more well known venues. These giant crystals are equivalent to ancient mineral elders and when in their presence it is easy to feel humble.
On location in York Maine most recently, working with Ed Fritz and the Schenectady Photographic Society, I toured the area for the first time. Charmed by the iconic coast it was easy to find great things to shoot, and my fellow travelers made it fun to relate to each others perspective and eye. I can’t think of much else better then musing with other artists and sharing experiences and adventures.
This winter promises solitude, quiet and a cleaned out studio! As I prepare for next year and two solo gallery exhibits, I pull back on some other manifestations in order to make room for some concentrated focused love.