Description The facts: Sepia tinted photograph of a pair of vintage women's boots through the window of an old general store building in Anderson, Texas.My imaginings: As I stood gazing at the boots displayed in the window of the old general store, I wonder... how many women before me, dressed in early 1900 attire, complete with bonnets, gazed longingly at such a pair of boots and prayerfully wished for harvest to be abundant this season, so they may make such an extravangant purchase. This image is COPYRIGHT REGISTERED~~ALL RIGHTS RESERVED~~MCN:C1PSV-P6CA6-VM7EK
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.