Description 'Gingerbread' architecture is a style of folk architecture widely applied to homes in America from about 1870 to 1910; especially characterized by the heavy use of ornate spindle work and bargeboards. These elaborate embellishments were usually added to an older house to update it or included in a new house to make it appear more trendy. Unlike the witch's famous 'Gingerbread House' which Hansel and Gretel stumbled upon in the woods, this house was not embellished with candy or icing. Thus, I am assuming a witch does not reside here. Photographed in Jefferson, Texas.This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CNR4Z-1H3PW-EDZFG
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.