I have grappled to express myself and often found it difficult. I want to convey my heart in words but that’s not my design. My passion is visual rather than verbal. I have valued literary and oratory ability above visual expression. This struggle has not ceased, but as I embrace my making, I see the evolving of my voice. I believe that as I make peace with my design and means of expression, the words will unite with my vision and I will be able to communicate far beyond my resistant flailing.
I love words, but through a process, I have turned my focus from expressing myself verbally to being a visual scribe. As I have surrendered to my gift of seeing, it has begun to open itself to me. I look for life and I capture life. For me, a picture is a recording of life. I want my pictures to be poignant so that words aren’t necessary to explain or express them. Imagery, for me, can reveal essence and life. Expression and mood convey vitality. Life unveils a story if you will see it.
I have found release in photography. With each photo I take, the world becomes more beautiful. Common becomes extraordinary as I begin to see everything charged with life, and my goal is to seize it. I can’t take my photos fast enough. My heart pounds; I have to slow down or I will miss the moment. Photography is NOW! You can’t wait. You have to be aware, tuned in and alert. Alive and looking.
I believe that there are many gorgeous views which no one is privy to, existing for God alone. But when He chooses to invite me in and we see it together, this is ART whether my camera is present or not.