Description This is the face of a fighter. I asked Mary's children if I could use her image to put a face on breast cancer, and they said yes. This woman not only fought her own cancer, but helped others fight theirs, as well. Her form of cancer was particularly vicious, coming back several times. In our family she was a light.
Susan Cypher, Grand Junction Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement I am an eclectic artist, with my first love being music, as The Nightbird (music is available online at CD Baby). However, my husband and I both love photography (his work will be included, as well). One of our first dates was a photography shoot while he was taking a class, with me as his "model." He is my drummer now, as well, and our ultimate plan is to combine our art and music into a whole stage show, along with dance. I was very excited to find this community and plan to upload more of our visual work as we go along.
I also want to note that I am a member of the Art For Cancer Group, and the sale of certain pictures in my gallery are going to help fight Breast Cancer, a disease that has taken too many beautiful women from my life, and caused others countless pain.
As to my art, I have a fascination with lights in the dark, reflection, and shadow, which is why my first gallery here represents my work this last year with candlelight. I love the surreal effect one gets when taking the picture of something at night, and I love the microcosm of things--a single flower, the shape of a shadow, or the pattern of leaves. My husband, on the other hand, loves the macrocosm, loving the entire view, trying to get that perfect overall image.
Thank you for coming by. I hope you enjoy our work :) As I go along, I will be offering some of my husband's wonderful work, as well.