Description This gorgeous pasture is not far from my home on FM 1794 outside of Tatum, Texas. While admiring the colorful fall reflection on the calm water, Psalms 23 was reverberating in my mind:The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me Beside The Still Waters.He restoreth my soul; he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.~Psalms 23:1-4This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN: CFM29-0G0ZB-BS8M0
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.