This photograph titled “Apparition” was taken at Ruby Falls in Tennessee. It is the largest underground waterfall in North America. I was on a road trip from New York to the deep south of Louisiana in the middle of August.
To say it was hot was an understatement. Yet somehow the humidity was refreshing. I am excited to announce that for the first time, “Apparition” will be on public display in my first solo gallery exhibit in Johnstown, Pennsylvania with an opening reception Friday June 19th. More formal details coming soon.
Among other work to be included, will be work from my Inner Earth series. A collection of images from visiting the Masterpieces of the Earth collection, the worlds largest mineral collection to size, in 2017 and 2019. That included some crystal specimens as large as cars. I focused on the close up crystalline landscapes and created abstract photographs from them. Hoping to invite the viewer in closer to see what is to be seen. These micro landscapes hold the ancient earth resonance. Some images from this series, taken over the course of two years, were featured in the 41st Photography Regional at Collar Works Gallery in Troy, NY and in the 2019 Photography Open at the prestigious Salmagundi Club in New York. My journey through this series was one of transformation and growth. I will be showing never before seen images from this collection in June.
Also to be included, are works from my 2014 Gods of Nature collection. A project dedicated to a living experiential hypothesis that includes human love, meditation and nature. From 2014- 2016, I organized global group meditations where participants found a spot in nature, meditated on their own idea of love and documented their experiences in some art form. These Gods of Nature images hold the memory and power of these Love Breathe for Earth moments. The project was blessed by his holiness the Dalai Lama in May 2014.
In March I will be traveling to India to photograph the Ellora Caves. I will also be studying with Pulitzer Prize winner and Rhodes Scholar, Essdras Suarez. I will be including some of these images in my exhibit in June.
Earth, nature, crystalline energy, ancient consciousness, meditation from the heart, empowered by nature, celebrated in life and color. Come see some of my most precious life moments, projects and artistic legacy.
Special thanks to Marcene Glover Studios and Gallery for sponsoring my artist in residence this summer and hosting my solo exhibit.