Invest in what speaks to you - not pointlessly - but what inspires and edifies you to be greater than what you are in this moment. Fine Art and the addition of works of art in your home or business should never be underestimated.
I stive to ground the extraordinary and uplift the beauty of ordinary in my Art.
This image of a total eclipse was enhanced with its own color and contrast, but no additional color, light or filters were added.
The total eclipse of 2017 was truly an amazing experience. The earth suddenly goes quiet, the birds stop chirping and there is an eerie silence. It is beautiful and a great reminder of how small we are in the vastness of creation.
Taken of the 2017 total eclipse just outside Nashville, TN. This is the "diamond ring" effect that was caused as the moon's shadow began to pass. This image was rotated and enhanced with its own color and contrast, but no additional color, light or light beams or filters were added.
Every time a planetary darkness - real or imagined - overtakes us we can often feel stuck and lost in the dark. Yet the darkness is but a moment. The night is mere seconds in contrast with eternity. Hope arises. Because this world is not our home. We are merely passing through. And the one true light can never be extinguished or even hidden for long.
The story behind this image is deeply meaningful to me.
It was taken at an abandoned house somewhere in northern Missouri. I had gathered with much of my extended family for a celebration in late December. My younger brother and I woke up early one snowy foggy morning to drive around and explore the empty farmland and tiny town nearby. We stumbled on this abandoned house in the middle of nowhere and crawled in through the creepy basement. Stepping over holes and rickety boards in the floor, we made our way up to the second story.
I saw these windows and was struck by the pattern. I REALLY wanted a shot of them straight on. Unfortunately, there was a giant hole in the floor to my left and this photo was the best I could do.
Ironically, I had just met the man who would become my husband a few weeks prior to taking this image and I had no idea just how meaningful this photo would become. You see, this image describes my husband and I's personalities and relationship in so many ways.
Though I am an artist, I have a bit more of an "A" personality type... I saw the window pattern and was drawn to it. But despite my desire and need for symmetry with the perfect angle, life's crumbling circumstances will always leave us of short of perfection.
My husband has more of a "B" personality... a people person through and through, he is much more comfortable with a go-with-the-flow and see-where-the-road-takes-us mentality. His personality is echoed in the branches of this image.
Yet, this photo would not be nearly as interesting without both elements. It is the compliment of the imperfect order and slight chaos that intertwines and pulls together everything that I love. To top it off, the fog in the background is the perfect setting. I love planning but we live in a world that is crumbling, fading and uncertain. The fog reminds us that even in the unknown, even in the dark deteriorating circumstances of this life, we must hold strong in our relationship and commitment to each other. That despite our differences and the fallen world around, there is something beautiful, deep and complimentary amidst the chaos... if only we can see it.
This image is currently offered in 10x30 size only.
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*All prints of this image must have a 1 to 3 ratio.