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Swirling Paint Abstracts

I have been having some fun in my studio creating swirling paint abstracts. What exactly are they, you might ask? Well, I’ve been mixing acrylic paints, water-based inks, various flow mediums, silicone, and oil in large enameled trays. Once I have a pleasing pattern, I photograph it. The resulting images look like jasper, primordial ooze, chloroplasts, protozoa, and aerial landscapes. What a trip!

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Sand Dune Abstract Photographs

Sand dune abstract photographs

A variety of landscapes are found at The Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, east of Alamosa, Colorado, in the San Luis Valley. The park boasts the tallest dunes in North America, as well as a diverse collection of grasslands, wetlands, conifer and aspen forests, alpine lakes, and tundra. But on my recent trip to the Dunes, I just concentrated taking sand dune abstract photographs.

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Black-and-White Photographic Mandalas

Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle, the basic shape that organizes all its many forms.  For thousands of years, across dozens of cultures, mandalas have guided meditation, promoted spiritual growth, recorded the passage of time, and symbolized the cosmos. Creating these black-and-white photographic mandalas has been an ongoing project of mine.

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