Walking with My Camera: “Bring More Light”

Leaves like bright birds ― I am looking for the light amidst the tangled darkness ―

Yesterday on NPR I heard an interview with Rabbi Moishe Mayir Vogel about the hate crime killing eleven people in Pittsburgh. He said, “We’ve got to get up, get out into the community and bring more light into this world.” May we each find actions, small or large, that bring light.

At times I have the gift of wandering in wild places where nothing is asked of me and I am given so much. I have a responsibility for this gift because my choices impact other lives and systems. One of my deep sorrows is our current use of plastic materials and the resulting plastic waste. Missoula, Montana has adopted a Zero Waste Plan. The next meeting for efforts to move the plan into action is November 13, 2018 at Home ReSource, from 3:30-5pm. Please RSVP to Jeremy Drake (406) 541-8300 if you are interested. Also, you can join the facebook page Working Toward Plastic Free in Montana for updates.

I continue to photograph leaves in water. The water brings an iridescent light to the thin leaf bodies and I am invited to new perspectives about transitions.

Excerpt from Dejan Stojanovic’s poem Forgotten Home

Light rays will tell you the story.

There is another alphabet.

Whispering from every leaf,

Singing from every river,

Shimmering from every sky.

My bear sculpture, Alnus Ursus is currently being exhibited at the  4 Ravens Gallery.

Also, I am honored to have a piece in the Radius Gallery Holiday Show Nov. 2 – Dec. 24, 2018. The opening is this First Friday, November 2  from 5-8pm. Over 100 artists are represented. If you are in the area I hope you can stop by the gallery.