The Elemental Eye is dedicated to capturing the inherent order and harmony found in situ in everyday life, in everyday worlds.
I strive to be a “noticer,” awake to the world around me. Elizabeth Barrett Browning captured the essence of an elemental eye perspective: “Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God.”
The juxtapositions and interrelationships among elements in a visual field – light, shadow, line, shape, texture, pattern, directionality, color, tone, and context – continually capture my attention and excite me, whether I have a camera in hand or not.
I am fascinated by what I see, what we all can see, when I really notice the world around me with a sense of reverence and appreciation. I notice how the visual elements relate to each other and, in turn, how I relate to them. It is a way for me to be mindful, to feed soul.I take portraits of the world.
The frame of the photograph allows me to capture interactions among the elements; how they hang together and play off each other. Elements combine to become a complex subject at once very familiar and yet unfamiliar, something uniquely common. I can still look at any image and discover something new, something fresh.