The AGO did a community all-call for "Portraits of Resilience", and this is my entry for the show. Having lost several people this year, being isolated from my support network, and unable to seek "traditional" ways to find closure, the year called for some creative effort to cope and find that closure.
In Iceland I had some fun with photos on a black sand beach. I set up footprints to the water, as if the walker had just "vanished". I walked toward the waves, timing it for their withdrawal, and retraced my steps before turning & shooting. Another dude on the beach tried the same, but timed badly & wound up soaked. :)
When I lived in Hamilton, ON, I spent a great deal of time walking and jogging through the Hamilton Cemetery, day or night. At night, the parish house was often lit up, and especially spooky on Halloween. I took a few photos and turned the effect into an ink drawing.
This drawing is based on a true story. I was laying out in my backyard one afternoon sketching under a tree. I left to use the little ladies room, and when I returned there was a pair of crows hopping about and playing with my art supplies. While it wasn't as big a mess in the drawing, they did leave little feet prints
When visiting the San Diego Zoo, I happened upon a Red Panda named Charles, who was napping in a tree with his tongue out flapping gently in the breeze. (I also got video.) It was too adorable to pass up and thus, Charles was immortalized in Pen & Ink.
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