Polar Embrace – When Photography and Textile Art Meet
My work is informed primarily by the natural world. I strive to contrast and compare weather phenomena, light and shadow, reflection and their affects on my immediate surroundings, primarily the lake my studio overlooks year-round.
When Fall 2011 presented unusual weather patterns the timing was perfect to capture once in a lifetime imagery with the camera. Over just three days the temperature fluctuations, precipitation and preexisting conditions around the lake shore opened a small window of opportunity to gather visual information. Harnessed with my camera I carefully navigated the thin ice reaping the rewards in the form of frozen scenery I had never witnessed before. I weighed my options and decided against digital manipulation of the images. Any alteration would have truly spoiled nature’s intricate sculptures.
Polar Embrace is my newest body of work where I have, for the first time, combined my passion for photography with my textile art skills.
August 11th – September 17th, 2012
Harvest Moon Antiques & Gallery
401 – 3rd Avenue
Sunday, August 12th, 2012 from 2- 4 pm
Looking forward to seeing you there! Bring friends and family… and stay a while! If you are traveling through the area this summer – make a point of stopping into this charming gallery. Valerie and Richard will be happy to see you!