DescriptionThe 'Voodoo' was an U.S. Air Force century series two-seater aircraft flown by active Interceptor Squadrons, the Air Defense Command and the Air National Guard from 1959 - 1983. The tail of this F-101B displays the emblem of USAF 136th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron, NY Air National Guard.The Voodoo is well known for its NATO roll as a nuclear deterrent during the cold war. Although its career as a fighter-bomber was relatively brief, the reconnaissance versions served for some time.This photograph was taken at the Vietnam Memorial of Rogers Municipal Airport in Rogers, Arkansas and digitally manipulated.
Betty Northcutt, Beckville, Texas Member Since November 2010 Artist Statement “Art washes from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ~ Pablo Picasso
This statement from Picasso sums up what photography does for me. Often in my day-to-day life, I forget about the beautiful things of this world. But, in pausing to photograph a glorious sunset or capture a reflection in water, I stop long enough to “dust” my soul of the everyday life and absorb the peace and serenity which surrounds me.
In my photographic art you will find an underlying theme of stillness - a quiet serenity - sprinkled with a hint of nostalgia. I find a spiritual joy in capturing the colors of nature’s palette; its hues blended by natural light. In an abandoned building, I revel in an imagined history and marvel at the bare essentials of its structure. I delight in the creation of a still life that can evoke emotion.
It is my intent to offer images which “dust” the soul. I can only hope that the peace and serenity I found while capturing these images will extend to others.