All my life, I've played in that sacred space where beauty gets intimate with science
As a child, I wandered the cornfields of my grandparents’ farm, examining butterflies and petting cows. As a thirty something, I lived against the Blue Ridge Mountains and fell in love with the spirit and souls of that region. For nearly three decades I was a scientist--my artist’s palette a microscope where I magnified objects hundreds of thousands of times and illuminated my samples with beams of electrons.
Each experience prepared me for the next. And in 2008, I discovered the camera. While my mind fell in love with words like aperture, ISO and shutter speed, my heart fell to pieces for the pictures.
Be Your Own Beloved, a 28-day journey in self-portraits with Vivienne McMaster truly changed how I saw myself. And it helped me understand and accept who I was--a silver-haired women entering her wisest years, shining my light the best I know how. The older I get, the less retouching I seem to need or want :-)
These days, I am a woods-walker and a vegetable grower.
I adore freshly-plucked-from-the-garden asparagus. Sometimes I sing to the trees. Humans inspire me. Wild turkeys too. I live with dogs, cats, goats, chickens and my beloved husband in a recycled house turned into a log cabin on an 80-acre farm in Northern Kentucky. There’s a teal gate leading to the pasture.
I believe in the divinity of this earth and all that walks upon it. And I believe in you.