Nature Series I

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At a young age, I started collecting objects found in nature. No matter how big or small, common or uncommon, they were all things I had a profound appreciation for. What I saw in these objects was the magnificent beauty. The overall design was fascinating to me, such interesting shapes and complex texture.

Other than collecting dust and occasionally pulling these items out to admire, or to start a weird conversation (the porcupine quill) I never really had a planned purpose for these objects.

A few months ago, I was looking to build upon my photography skills, so I began to research affordable ways to experiment with lighting. I came across a tutorial on how to make a simple light box with cardboard, tissue paper, and poster board. I had not put this to use until I saw a call for black and white artwork from a local gallery — Riverside Arts Center. I thought that this would be the perfect opportunity to make and test this tool out. I was so pleased with the outcome. The artwork was accepted into the show and I was proud to display my work among other local talent.

Though graphic design is my prime focus in business, I plan to continue experimenting with my photography by using more found objects. Stay tuned for Nature Series II.

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