Description 'O, ye'll tak' the high road and I'll tak' the low road...', an excerpt from the chorus of the Scottish tune 'Loch Lomond'. One of several legends has it, that this song is about two of Bonnie Prince Charlie's men, captured and left behind in Carlisle after the failed rising of 1745. The song appears to be written by one young soldier to his sweetheart. He was to be executed, the other released. The Spirit of the dead soldier traveling by the 'low road' would reach Scotland before his comrade, struggling along the actual road over high, rugged country. This photograph was taken on County Road 326 in Rusk County, Texas.This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:C6UXP-M89RM-BKJ68
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.