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I’m a child in my mother’s garden. Flashes of color and light dance as I hold my first kaleidoscope up to one eye, close the other, find a source of light, and let the world disappear while I endlessly turn, turn, turn. Who could have imagined that I was igniting a lifelong passion for the swirling patterns of … Read More
I’m a child in my mother’s garden. Flashes of color and light dance as I hold my first kaleidoscope up to one eye, close the other, find a source of light, and let the world disappear while I endlessly turn, turn, turn. Who could have imagined that I was igniting a lifelong passion for the swirling patterns of light and color on that summer’s day so long ago?
Today, my kaleidoscope is more complex. I work at my computer, directing the show as I turn, layer, and spin reflections of my photographs, which are generally of nature. Many variations of a single base image are masked, layered and digitally sculpted to create mandala-like images that flow with energy, balance and depth. Not restricted to a flat mirror, I romp through polar space, fiddle with fractals, and play in the realm of infinite images. From one of my photographs, I pull out the metaphorical broken bits of glass — spinning, nudging, and shifting these flecks of light until, like my younger self, my heart beats wildly and I am lost in a dance of color, light and shape. Read Less
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