New OL & in KC

Not to be mysterious.., OL means “online” and KC stands for Kansas City, of course, and I’m in shows both places this month. I love my new series of #SandAbstracts called “Tracking Tide,” begun a few weeks ago with a series of images from a visit to the Gulf Coast of Louisiana. Thus I am particularly delighted to have one of these pieces accepted into an international juried show. The show is called “Emptiness”; you can see it here. My piece is on page 4 of the show in case you want to go straight to it. Here’s an excerpt…

There’s something about the light on Dauphin Island. It’s luminous. I laugh when I say that because, of course, all light is “luminous.” That’s kind of the very definition of light. But, still, the light on Dauphin Island is a special kind of luminous. And that light, interacting with the palmettos… The one above is a Cabbage Palmetto, but there are several kinds on Dauphin Island and they all seem to interact gloriously with that wonderful light. This photographer feels like a kid in a candy store when I am there! Palm Psalm has already been in a couple of…

Textures+

Everything has it. Artists love it. Throw in “patterns, forms or shapes” and you have a recipe for a diverse, colorful show. Las Laguna Gallery of Laguna Beach, CA, has put one together. You can see it here: Textures, Patterns, Forms or Shapes. My piece in the show, Lotus Fractal, features texture and pattern. Here’s how it came about: I was walking the boardwalk portion of the Pintail Wildlife Drive in Cameron Parish, La. one October day. The wetland the boardwalk traverses features large fields of American lotus (Nelumbo lutea), and I have spent many a summer day photographing the…

Surf & Sand

Two things came together for me over the past few months: my love of music and my love of photography. The outcome is a new series of photographs, two of which are currently online in a national juried art show called “On a High Note.” Here’s how it happened. Back in December 2020, I was walking the beaches of Dauphin Island, off the coast of Alabama, when I began to pay attemtion–really pay attention–to the patterns created by the interaction of surf and sand. So I snapped some frames, being entirely unsure they would amount to anything. Back home on…

Over 50?!

In age, that is. Yes, indeed. Occasionally a show comes along that seems to have been designed with you in mind. So it was with “Second Half,” a show for artists over 50. I didn’t hesitate to apply. The show has two components, a gallery show and an entirely online show. My piece, From Which Hope Springs, is in the virtual show. Click here. The Second Half – 50 & Older is the work of Las Laguna Gallery, 577 S. Coast Highway Laguna Beach, CA. It will run through July 31. In their invitation to apply for the show, the…