Acacia, No.2, 36” x 34”, pigment ink on Japanese Kozo with encaustic medium
My travels are not driven by my intentions to photograph, but without fail while traveling something sings out to say 'slow down, look more closely at this piece of our everyday world, consider its inherent wonder'. During recent travels to the Peloponnese and Puglia, it was the acacia trees that lined roads in small towns that we visited in the former and the wild fennel that grew as weeds in untended plots of land in the latter that called out to me. It was impossible not to respond to the graceful calligraphic arcs of the acacia fronds and the humorous puff balls of the wild fennel.
The result is a new suite of images, Acacia and Wild Fennel, now available through my galleries. Pieces from the suite can be seen currently or over the next few months at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in Chelsea, Amy Simon Fine Art in Westport, Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Cumberland Gallery in Nashville, and Ann Connelly Fine Art in Baton Rouge. Contact me if you’d like details.