Welcome to my personal projects page. Here is where I share the projects that are very personal and that I've been working on since the pandemic hit us.
A- My current project is called, 'Wall Murmurs', which are photographs of shadows and reflections on my walls. I call the first image here 'Spirit'.
B- Using my small dog figures, birds, or other found objects, I create small tabletop sets and combine images from my travels and add the objects later. 'Dogs Night Out' was created after visiting 'Graffiti Alley' in Ghent, Belgium. I created this image of the Alley late one evening when no people were present and added the dogs for fun.
C- My Dead Bird Project started a couple of years ago when a small sparrow crashed into my picture window on my home and found it on my front doorstep. This had a profound effect on me since I grew up in a family of bird watchers.
The image,' Bending Branch-Arching Flower' won the 1st place award in photography this past spring from the Monson Arts Council, House of Art, in Monson, MA. Here is the caption I wrote for this image: ‘Life will sometimes bend for us and grant us a bit of grace.’ (Scroll down to view it in the gallery).
* 'Summoning Strength' won two prizes: 1st place award in print competition sponsored by the Professional Photographers of America CT chapter, Spring 2020; and won 2nd Place at the Arts Center East Show titled, "Coping: Responding Through Art".
** 2 bird images, 'DryingOut and 'Reflections Grasp' were Nominees for the 'International Color Awards in 2021.