I recently did the cover of a book of poetry for a friend.  
Words Bursting in Air, by Janice Alper, is filled with wonderful poems.*  
The cover image titled, Woman in a Net, made me realize that for the 
past several months I have been experiencing feelings of anxiety.

Woman in a Net
Woman in a Net

* For more information and to purchase her book,
contact Janice Alper, by email: janicealper@gmail.com.



Since March, I, like many others, have been at home almost
all the time.  In the last month or two, I have been looking 
through my past photographs to select and work on those 
that I think might become works of art.  Almost all of them 
have something in common with Woman in a Net; that is, 
they feature images of someone confined or trapped.  

Man in a V
Man in a V

Red Heads
Red Heads


A further search through my images showed more works 
that I created within the last few years containing figures 
entangled in their surroundings.  A psychologist might tell 
me that creating art provides a way for me to express my 
uneasiness.

Entangled
Entangled

Figure in the Mist VI
Figure in the Mist VI



Once I came to this realization, I did an about face 
and looked for images that instill the opposite effect.  
In my collection of photographs of sky, water, and reflections 
I found calmness and serenity.  For the last few weeks, 
I am now creating new photographic images that convey 
a sense of beauty and peace. 

Serenity
Serenity

Multnomah Falls
Multnomah Falls

   

Whether you are dealing with high anxiety or seeking serenity, 
you can discover both in visual art. 

Please visit my website to see more of my images


 


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