Cemetery Images {December 3, 2012}

This area is noted for it’s odd weather. One minute we will have gorgeous sunshine and the next it will be cold and rainy or snowing and then a few hours later we go right back to beautiful weather. You would think you would at least have an idea of what to expect weather-wise the first week of December. Right? Nope. Wrong! No one expected temps in the 70’s. Gorgeous skies. Simply put….perfect weather! I especially didn’t expect it since I have been so sick for the last few weeks. (Bronchitis and Scarlet Fever….
yes, Scarlet Fever
My fascination for old diseases served me well, I knew what it was and what to expect!)

Thinking a little fresh air would be good for me, I pulled myself out of bed, grabbed my camera and went out and captured these shots. I then went home and went right back to bed. I did at least TRY to make myself better, but the Scarlet Fever didn’t really cooperate!

I have told people that next I am going to bring back rickets…or scurvy! lol


Bridges {Art Prints}

Just a few recent art prints I created. These bridges are in Forest Park in St. Louis, MO. If you would like to buy any of my art prints, you can go here and browse through some that are for sale…..

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Chimera’s Revelation (Part Two)

More images from my Chimera’s Revelation photoshoot…..these images stem from a dream I had and I found the perfect location, models, and made a perfect little zombie baby doll to complete the  package!

“He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere two hunted animals trembling like ground-foxes in their cover. Borrowed time and borrowed world and borrowed eyes with which to sorrow it.” ~Cormac McCarthy, The Road

There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground,
And swallows circling with their shimmering sound;

And frogs in the pools singing at night,

And wild plum trees in tremulous white;

Robins will wear their feathery fire,

Whistling their whims on a low fence-wire;

And not one will know of the war, not one

Will care at last when it is done.

Not one would mind, neither bird nor tree,

If mankind perished utterly;

And Spring herself, when she woke at dawn

Would scarcely know that we were gone. 

~Sara Teasdale

Chimera’s Revelation

“Art disturbs, science reassures.” 
~George Braque, Le Jour et la nuit

Sometimes I think about that quote and I think of all the ideas that swirl through my head on a daily basis. Sometimes, the art can be disturbing, but it still needs to find a place in the world. The ideas don’t stop until I pick up the camera or the paintbrush and bring them to life.
Such is the case with this series of images called “Chimera’s Revelation”. 
“Creepy”. “Disturbing” .”Eerie”. “Scary”. “Bizarre”….these are words that people have used to describe these photos when they see them. I also hear “cool” and “amazing” and yes, even “bad ass.” When you make people think or you convey emotions and feelings to them, you are creating art. 
These photos are inspired by a dream I had. (Disturbing? Yes! I have lots of disturbing dreams!). I have been overwhelmed by the positive responses to these photos (especially the “these are so cool, I am going to have nightmares” ones!).
Bringing this concept to life was amazing on so many levels. I hope you like the art just as much as I do!
If you would like to purchase a print, they are available as art prints HERE.

Don’t Blink…

“The Lonely Assassins, that’s what they used to be called. No one quite knows where they came from, but they’re as old as the Universe, or very nearly. And they have survived this long because they have the most perfect defence system ever evolved. They are Quantum Locked. They don’t exist when they are being observed. The moment they are seen by any other living creature they freeze into rock. No choice, it’s a fact of their biology. In the sight of any living thing, they literally turn into stone. And you can’t kill a stone. Of course, a stone can’t kill you either, but then you turn your head away. Then you blink. Then, oh yes, it can.”

“That’s why they cover their eyes. They’re not weeping, they can’t risk looking at each other. Their greatest asset is their greatest curse. They can never be seen. Loneliest creatures in the Universe.”

“Fascinating race, the Weeping Angels. The only psychopaths in the universe to kill you nicely. No mess, no fuss, they just zap you into the past and let you live to death. The rest of your life used up and blown away in the blink of an eye. You die in the past, and in the present they consume the energy of all the days you might have had, all your stolen moments. They’re creatures of the abstract. They live off potential energy.”
“The angels are coming for you, but listen, your life could depend on this: don’t blink. Don’t even blink. Blink and you’re dead. They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t blink!”

Quotes are from  Doctor Who