"Its weird and commanding beauty; its subdued and gold coloring; the baffling intricacy of its fearless designs; the clean,
unwavering sweep of rounded spiral; the creeping undulations of
serpentine forms, that writhe in artistic profusion throughout the mazes
of its decorations; the strong and legible minuscule of its text; the
quaintness of its striking portraiture; the unwearied reverence and
patient labour that brought it into being; all of which combined go to
mate up the Book of Kells have raised this ancient Irish volume to a
position of abiding preeminence amongst the illuminated manuscripts of
the world. . ."
watched this gentleman fishing in the surf beyond my dawn photo shoot
on the coast of Maine. He was a graceful silhouetted figure casting his
line into the sea. He was also very proud to pose with his morning
“Our personal past is only available to us now through black-and-white
film, it's a medium for communication with the dead, including our dead
selves, the way we used to be, which is why we're drawn to it.”
When asked by an author for variations of a violin theme for a book cover, things came together quite quickly. A beautiful 19th century was violin provided by kinetic sculpture artist David A. Lang. The instrument belonged to his father. Mixed-media artist Virginia Fitzgerald took a few moments from the studio to model for the shoot. It was the first sunny warm day in New England.
I do feel blessed to love process of my work and the beautiful souls I work with.