DescriptionCOPYRIGHT REGISTERED @ MyFreeCopyright~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CK1C5-GW67X-WFR9F~~I went home today. No, not the house I live in, but home. Home is the place I grew up. The house no longer stands, but it is still home. Home is where my roots are. Home is where my Father and Mother now rest peacefully, side by side, in a small country cemetary. It's my prayer I will follow a peaceful country road, like this, to my Final Home!
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.