DescriptionMy life spins out of control,momentum carries me,at dizzying speeds,to the place of inevitable decision.Nausea threatens to overcomeas the dervish in my gutwhirls in rhythm to the frenzy ofmy heartbeat.Disorientation and imbalancerule the day as my world skewsits rotation aroundthe sun.I reach for the golden ring,to end the ridebut my grasp falls short;the sensation of fallingovertakes me.My inner voice whispers,reminds me thatstrength is mylong suit,my inheritance.Ride it out, the voice says,spinning threads ofsalvation into a parachuteof hope.Hitchcock is dead, after all.'Vertigo' ~ Leysa Lowery Photograph of the old bank building in historic downtown Henderson, Texas.This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:C3NLC-P6WUE-P5ULD
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.