The topic of discussion was the difference between just looking at a thing or really seeing it for what and how it is. I was talking to some nice folks about nature journaling at Bombay Hook and I pointed out the lichen on a nearby tree..bright coral orange, lime greens, khaki, aqua blue...we agreed those colors seemed typical of a Key West bungalow and not so much as colors found in a Delaware woods but there they were.
A week later I was far away from the marsh, walking along a path I had walked often as a child, an old abandoned railroad bed in Rockport Pa. Long ago the railway had dynamited the mountain to make way for trains and what remained was a wide flat path alongside a wall of raw open rock face with ferns, wild violets and columbine growing straight out . Trees had long ago grown along the way and mountain springs dripped wetly over the rock allowing thick lush green mosses to grow in abundance. It is home to me and a comfort I cannot put to words, how it feels to me when I run my hand over soft moss and smell the wet earth. I brought those two days of experience together in this picture and added a beautiful Luna Moth. Because she is a Luna moth I gave her a lightning bug companion , one shines by day and one by night.
The original Luna Moth is double matted inside a pretty carved dark wood frame. The image itself is 11" x 15". It is for sale for $1200.00.
Limited Edition prints (300)
$80.00 Large 11" x 15" approx
$45.00 Small 10.25 x 7" approx