I never understood what abstract art really was. I didn’t understand why people even liked it. Then one day, I bought a jigsaw puzzle that was made from a painting called “Splendor in Red”. It was a red background with red lines emanating from the center to the edges and 2 blue squares on the outer edges. The interplay of geometry and color touched me. Years later, I befriended Rick Carlson, a painter of abstracts. His organic compositions brought to life by the shapes, colors and textures he used made me an enduring fan and collector of his work. Visit http://www.racarlson.com to see what I mean.
My interest was photography. Photography is generally thought of as a portrayal of realistic scenes. On a trip to Yellowstone a couple of years ago, Cindy Goeddel (www.Cindy Goeddel.com) taught me that photographic abstracts were also possible and that opened up a new world for me. Though I primarily shoot realistic landscapes, I am learning to look for opportunities to make organic abstracts influenced by the work of Rick, Cindy and others. It’s amazing how the interplay of light, color, shape and texture can be molded by the camera into a stunning abstract. Whether it’s the colors and textures of Mammoth Hot Springs in Gelid Thermae or the Ice Dagger at Convict Lake, or any where else, nature provides stunning material. I strive to find that material, capture it and present it for you to appreciate.
I hope you enjoy the abstracts in my gallery and share them with others that may enjoy them also.