“Waiting For Recess” was inspired by the push-pull of working through all that we must do in order to be released into the joy of what we want to do.
Foundation photo by Grant Moyer, grandson.
The foundation photo was of a beautiful patch of a creek bed below an arbor bridge.
The 1st version of this was created in more traditional colors of blue, green and tan in an impressionistic style. It was well received in competitions - but, it didn't seem fulfilled to me.
A year later, my works are wanting more vivid colors . . . and so, I disassembled the 1st version and reimagined it with deeper reds, adding some purple - and redefining some edges.
“Tango Among The Leaves” whisks the color and tempo from leaves, once bound to the green and tranquil – onto the dance floor of the forest . . . and sets them free.
There, the leaves are free to whirl and fly . . . dip and flow . . . shiver and quake.
And - no leaf fears he or she will tango alone.
“Dawn Beyond Control” was named from understanding that no one can command the Dawn to reveal different colors – changes in vibrancy – direction of light.
We can only control the destiny we create from the Dawn. May every day in your life dawn with space to breathe, light to see . . . hope to become.
*NOTE: The foundation photo was taken in the woods along Tomahawk Creek Trail in Overland Park, KS.
The artwork results from layering various versions of the photo as well as filters on each other - utilizing both Photoshop and Corel software.
“Their Yellow Brick Road” begins where they were lost – and ends where they found themselves.
Disaster strikes with anguish.
Recovery, no matter how long it takes – is worth working for.
(Foundation photography by Greer Moyer, granddaughter.)
May hope renew your strength – and lift you up on wings of eagles.
Foundation photo by Bob Deever.
“Scarecrow Tree” was named based upon how the tree looked in the original photograph. It appeared dry, bent in brittle kind of ways.
When I took the photograph, I was focused only on the lines – how they seemed to argue and twist into each other.
My computer gave the tree more options on what a tree – that looked like a scarecrow – could aspire to be.
With color, the branches separated and swelled with life-filled pride.
The tree is – now – what it prefers to be . . . and doesn’t care what it’s named.
. . . what you feel when love goes wild.
Principal photography by C M Deever.
“In Cooler Lands” little islands of fruit-filled adventures connect – and lead the explorer to find what is in plain sight.
Foundation black and white photograph by CM Deever, our mother – taken about 60 years ago.