Saturday, November 25, 2006

Land of the Black Bear

This is an image I have just posted from this past spring. Kneeling down low in the grass, it is these moments where I am overcome with awareness that this is his domain. Unlike me in my humanness, he is willing to share this domain with me. We sit and speak to each other in a nonverbal dialogue. This is the land of the bear.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Autumn Aglow

This image was made on October 29, 2006 in the Little River of the Great Smoky Mountains. At just the right angle, a glowing stand of trees on the far bank reflects its hues of gold in the rippling waters of the river. Fallen maple leaves feather the rocks.

I am so filled with wonder in these moments. The whole spirit of a season seems to congregate into the rectangular bounds of my canvas. I like to refer to my film as a canvas, because that's precisely what it is. Film is a blank canvas waiting to be painted by light.