Lake Katherine is a gem nestled below the summit of Santa Fe Baldy in New Mexico. A breezy twilight with fast moving clouds. Reflections capture the deep blue of the sky, a white cloud streaming by and the darkening hillside beyond the lake, all sculpted by the wind into a hammered metal texture. A very long hike to a truly beautiful place.
The creative process is unique, all done by hand. An archival pigment print on fine-art Somerset Velvet paper is affixed to board and sealed with a clear-coat for UV protection. No glass is needed, and the image is float mounted in a hardwood maple frame. The result is striking color, clarity and an uncanny three-dimensionality.
Most of my work is drawn from nature, but I enjoy creating images whose origins may not be readily clear. This kind of abstract view often leads to artworks that are peaceful and relaxing, but also a bit mysterious.