DescriptionShe exuberantly accepted his proposal of marriage.He built her the house on the hill she always wanted.Vows of eternal love were exchanged. Swift hugs, kisses and well-wishes were given as the beautiful bride and her groom dashed away.But, there was to be no honeymoon bliss, no fairytale ending.For as the full moon rose, it would bear witness to the night her world turned blood red.Leaving her to forever be - the Ghost Bride in the house on the hill.(pure fiction ~ Betty Northcutt)This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:C61QK-BES7D-DW6EU
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.