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.
EXHIBITINGREVERENCE. A solo show of Reverence: Portraits of Natures Mortes is planned for Kreuser Gallery in April 2020.