Jill Ceresini, New Orleans Member Since August 2011 Artist Statement Welcome to Elan Images! I love life and am very passionate about capturing the beautiful images that are everywhere around us. The images I adore are mostly common images that are usually overlooked in our everyday lives. Even the common and ordinary can become quite extraordinary if you take the time to truly ponder them. Elan Images was created to help myself and others appreciate the beauty and wonder of the world we live in. Through appreciation comes joy, and by feeling joyous we allow ourselves to be who we intended to be and experience all that we consider to be good.
A thing of beauty is a joy forever.---John Keats
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.---Henry Miller
A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.--Albert Einstein