Acting on inspiration is an important discipline. Doing new work, outside what’s comfortable & familiar. Exploring intriguing unknowns. Risking wrong turns. Surprising others and especially myself, are current goals. In my 60's I have what, 40 years of portrait-making left? So there’s still plenty of work to be done! -C.
‘Deb’ & Anne
Hilary & Ava
Chinquapin Oak, born in 1742...!?
This wonderful tree is the first in a series of limited edition prints I am offering. Its an *recent* portrait of the large Chinquapin Oak growing so majestically in the yard across the street just outside my window. By recent, I mean the image was made 23 years ago, May 4th of 92, which seems long ago in many ways, tho arborists say this tree is between 200 and 300 years old, dating it back to when the Cherokee walked our neighborhood.
Since the photo was made, the tree has lost some limbs, and recently the property owner (Lydia) and I were sharing concern about a low hanging limb that has recently dropped much lower, which had to be removed. In 92 this tree was vibrant and thriving, in its prime, and I was walking the neighborhood testing a new camera lens. In 2015, Im doing more walks & lens tests, so you may see more trees here tpp. In the meantime, this image is printed in just one size for now, on a 17x22 sheet. Larger and smaller sizes, and pricing, available upon request. [6/16/11] -C.