Reverence: Portraits of Natures Mortes is an ongoing photography series. It highlights the details of the natural world, primarily from the mountains and wild that surround where I live in Colorado.
This work is a creative and spiritual practice of noticing the often overlooked, of spending time with it. It is a practice of seeing with intention, and often of following intuition to discover the pieces I collect, carry with me and photograph in my studio.
In each of these natures mortes (still life art works) there is a silent story. How did they come to bear the textures and weathered marks, the hints of life and death? Ancient stones. Sun-bleached bones. Heartbeats and remnants of a bird or deer stilled, and whatever has come after to those remnants — until they land in my hands and in my studio.
Reverence is the challenging work of noticing and revering the simple.
EXHIBITING REVERENCE. A solo show of Reverence: Portraits of Natures Mortes is planned for Kreuser Gallery in April 2020.
ACQUIRE PRINTS directly from Adam Williams via the Humanitou online shop. Select canvas prints are available at Fare Bella Studio & Gallery in Manitou Springs, CO. Select framed fine art prints are available online via The SOLA Gallery in Colorado Springs.
A selection from the collection, which includes more than 40 photographs: