On exhibit at the Westover Branch Library, August – September 2015
Reception: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.
Patioscapes is a collection of flora and fauna photographs from the artist’s Arlington backyard.
During the warmer months, I enjoy observing plants on our patio as they grow and develop. I especially enjoy photographing them and creating small, serene landscapes, or patioscapes. Each patioscape includes one of my favorite sightings of plant life, which I tend to find by seeking out a plant’s inherently organic and artful arrangement. I look for something vibrant, yet peaceful, and relatively sparse.
Close-ups allow me to showcase striking plant attributes, such as color, texture, and shape. Because of these attributes, a plant may appear to be the center of attention in a photograph. However, the interplay of the subject with its background – for example, a flower leaning on a fence or a fern’s position in a stone wall – is crucial to the overall effect, and underscores how subject and background complement one another and often are equally important
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