My Decade In Images
This is a unique momement in time for me to reflect upon the last ten years of my life with special emphasis upon my artistic and life accomplishments.
From the the family side, the last ten years saw the marriages of our three children, as well as the births of their children. Jayne and I currently have two granddaughters and two grandsons with another granddaughter on the way any day now! 2013 was the year I retired. During these years, Jayne and I had to help take care of our aging parents. We have lost them now, but their memory lives on through us, our children, and grandchildren…
Healthwise, in 2014 I fractured my spine in three places and it took most of the year to recover. In 2015, I developed chronic asthma and currently am enduring bouts with lung infections. This, however, has not stopped me from creating my art!
The decade also saw Jayne and I travel around the world, from Australia in 2010, to Italy in 2011, Spain in 2014, France and Italy again in 2016, Spain and Italy in 2017, New Zealand in 2018, and Ireland in 2019.
Artistic achievements included numerous shows, mostly group shows, in this country as well as Athens, Greece. I had the privilege and honor of making the cover of LensWork magazine in 2014, and also had some selected images and a portfolio published in Black&White magazine in 2014 and 2015. I produced eleven project series of allegorical images during this timeframe as well.
My love of abstraction of lines, shapes, and texture has evolved through these years and is featured in many of my images. I learned a lot from my mentors, Mallorie Ostrowitz and John Paul Caponigro, as well as from the many fellow artists from around the world I have had the privilege to meet and share ideas with over these years. Photos from our travels has been the basis of most of my work, and has been the inspiration of several of my project series. I expect these trends to continue through this next decade as well, as I continue to learn new ways to sharpen my creative eye.
I look forward to the next ten years. Certainly, it will only get more exciting for me, in many ways, from this point forward in my life. I also can’t wait to see what my many artistic friends will share with all of us!
So, here are my favorite images from this past decade! Enjoy!
My decade in images!
May all of your artistic visions be 2020. Happy New Year and new decade!