Description A portion of this picture's proceeds (20%) will be donated to help fight breast cancer, a cause near and dear to me. I recently lost a cousin, after a long fight, and have seen far too many dear friends and family afflicted by this horrible disease. This picture was taken along the heartbeat trail as the light faded from the sky. As the sun sank, I saw the echo of the sun's face in the sunflower, The flowers serve to remind us that each day, the light does return, if we but wait.
Susan Cypher, Grand Junction Member Since March 2009 Artist Statement I am an eclectic artist, with my first love being music, as The Nightbird (music is available online at CD Baby). However, my husband and I both love photography (his work will be included, as well). One of our first dates was a photography shoot while he was taking a class, with me as his "model." He is my drummer now, as well, and our ultimate plan is to combine our art and music into a whole stage show, along with dance. I was very excited to find this community and plan to upload more of our visual work as we go along.
I also want to note that I am a member of the Art For Cancer Group, and the sale of certain pictures in my gallery are going to help fight Breast Cancer, a disease that has taken too many beautiful women from my life, and caused others countless pain.
As to my art, I have a fascination with lights in the dark, reflection, and shadow, which is why my first gallery here represents my work this last year with candlelight. I love the surreal effect one gets when taking the picture of something at night, and I love the microcosm of things--a single flower, the shape of a shadow, or the pattern of leaves. My husband, on the other hand, loves the macrocosm, loving the entire view, trying to get that perfect overall image.
Thank you for coming by. I hope you enjoy our work :) As I go along, I will be offering some of my husband's wonderful work, as well.