Tadpole you’ve been metamorphosized, now you’re a Froglet, congratulations.
Forget the phrase “they breed like rabbits” a frog will lay 20,000 eggs, yes you heard me right 20,000 eggs, yikes.
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I remember the feeling of peace and calm when I made this image at dawn. The quiet was accompanied by the chirps and songs of birds nearby and far away.
So it felt right when this image was selected by Jerri Menaul of Art Vitae for installation at the new cancer center, Florida Cancer Specialist & Research Institute in north Fort Meyers, Florida.
The interior space was a long wall between the administrative offices and exam rooms. While documenting the installation a number of staff and patients stopped to say how positive it was for them to have this beautiful and peaceful image in a place of medical treatment and healing. As an artist, knowing that the energy I put into creating an image has capability to connect with others and enhance their lives is a reward in and of itself.
The Sun is Returning
Last night marked the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year. A time of cold and dark has come. For many this event serves as an astronomical marker and a metaphorical symbol. We are entering a period of long nights when darkness seems to define our sense of time. The truth is that with the passing of each day moments of light will be added to the daily cycle replacing darkness with light. The sun is returning. With the return of the sun we are reassured night will not last forever. Light will prevail. The energy of the sun will cast light into the places of darkness and shadow. The light reveals what could not be seen in the dark. The suns promise of energy, creation, light, warmth and rebirth is the hope showing us the way through the dark. Take a moment turn your face to the sun and accept the reassurance from the warmth.
Posted at sunrise 7:17 am 12/22/2016 Sarasota, Florida, U.S.A.
Can Beauty be a Political Statement?
I speak for myself. Civility in America’s public arena is under challenge through crass, vulgar and denigrating speech. The growth in tolerance and egalitarianism over the past few decades is facing a setback through intolerant language and actions. When I watch tv news, read newspapers and listen to the radio I come away with the sense that America is in a dark threatening time.
As an artist what can I do to contribute to a more civil, tolerant, inclusive and positive society?
Can beauty be a counter to ugly language and behavior? I believe it can. The laws of science and human behavior support the principle of balancing forces. I offer beautiful images as an artistic and political counterbalance to the ugliness. I invite you to join me in the affirmation of life as we strive for refinement in our lives. What we visualize will have an impact on our attitudes and behavior. This is not a naive call for putting our heads in the sand or pretending that there aren’t a multitude of challenges to the common good. For me it is a recognition of the negative and a choice to turn toward the positive. In the face of darkness and ugliness, light and beauty is a revolutionary action.
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I looked down at the edge of the driveway and noticed an inch worm making its’ way into the dirt. When I examined it I wondered, is an inchworm really an inch long? When I placed it on a ruler I saw it was three-quarters of an inch, at least this one was. As I photographed the inchworm it lay still and looked more like a twig, a rather effective camouflage. Enjoy the up close and personal look at this intriguing tiny creature.
This inchworm proved to be three-quarters of an inch. It was very effective at looking like a twig.
Seems animals and insects, like humans, cannot resist getting into each other’s business.
Looper, Inchworm on my property in Sarasota, Florida