“The idea is to write it so that people hear
it and it slides through the brain and goes straight to the heart.”
Maya Angelou – poet.
The relationship the human race has with Nature is fascinating. It inspires a spectrum of emotions and behaviours. In this work, I have focused on those that pertain to creative endeavour, ranging from the love of animals to the fear of unknown places, from seeing subtle intricate pattern through surmounting obstacles to revealing a story, and then from testing imagination to the fulfilment of completing a piece of creative work.
I believe that creativity is the very essence of who we are as sentient beings, and the natural world can provide our creativity with powerful stimuli. Here I have selected photographs of subjects that have quickened my senses with their extraordinary beauty, and have written of the profound effect the natural world has had on my spirit.
Telling stories has been a driving force in my life but I know my creative journey has threads in common with many people. The urge to change something, the finding of what it is, the struggle to do it, the joy of getting there and then the sharing, lead to personal fulfilment.
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