There is always darkness. But, it is good to remember that shadows wouldn’t exist without light.
A happy discovery of shadows and light in the skyway, created by a row of chairs lined up to watch the Holidazzle parade. A seismograph of holiday cheer, almost resembling a Christmas tree…
The delicate patterns of bootprints made striking graphic designs in the fresh dusting of snow on the sidewalk. They had a distinctly zebra-like quality – all back and rump – as if drawn in the dirt with fine particles of bleached sand.
bootprint in the snow
I love the traditions of the holiday season. They change and grow along with us, reflecting our place in the journey. We share things from childhood with our children and discover the new together as a family. It’s all part of what makes us us and what makes Christmas beautiful.
9 red ornaments
I love the red and green season that’s upon us, but I couldn’t resist this blue and orange composition. I’ve always found it to be the most vivid of the complementary color relationships.
orange twigs, blue ice
The weight of the snow brought huge branches crashing down. They fell, slow-motion, in clouds of powder – like an avalanche. Then, they lay, silent – graceful in repose – on a blanket of leaf-strewn snow.
This composition is at once deliberate and completely random and unintentional. Markings arranged just so, with a simple, graphic quality – like Keith Haring’s offhand doodle or some modern hieroglyphic.
five dots and a box
I keep thinking of Yeats – things fall apart, the center cannot hold. Everything is in flux, cycling through. How can mere arbitrary boundaries hold when the very earth is shifting beneath us?
A visual play upon sameness and difference. One material – two ways. Wiry, untamed branches reaching down toward the sculptural upright thrust of the boards below. Sticks and sticks.
boards and branches
I love the affinity of natural elements, the way this wood looks like undulating sand dunes or soaring red canyon walls. Their resemblance reaffirms the oneness of it all, a visual testament to the natural order of the world.
undulation/the way of wood