We spent a few days exploring the rugged sea coast around Point Lobos, near Carmel, CA. The area was made famous in the first half of the twentieth century by photographer Edward Weston, an early idol. Weston’s book, “My Camera on Point Lobos,” is a vivid and personal catalog of his work there.
The weather in the area is undependable, but we were rewarded with a beautiful sunset on our last day. Be sure to look closely for the birds circling in the distance.
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 intriguing, but also a bit mysterious. Always, the interaction is intended to be peaceful and relaxing.