Description Yesterday morning, after a hard night's rain, I caught this little critter wanting to homestead my carport. This mudbug, also known as a crayfish, crawfish or crawdad, was more than willing to fight me for his space. When alarmed, the mudbug will raise its claws threateningly, the fanshaped tail then propels the mudbug backward, flinging mud at the enemy. I'm glad we were in my carport and not a mudflat!This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:CX3SP-MWGQC-D9N7F
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.