Carol Horigan

Since moving to the high mountain desert in America’s West, I’ve felt a keen sense of place. With spring’s arrival, I get swept away by the awe inspiring new vegetation sprouting forth. As painter Georgia O’Keeffe professed, “Nobody sees a flower really; it is so small. We haven’t the time, and to see takes time – like to have a friend takes time.” I take the time; I look closely; I see detail. In the sunlight and shadow, nature is my inspiration. I see abstract intricacies. More than merely documenting images, I endeavor to convey the haunting, compelling mysteries of nature that surround me. I see nature as the poetry of everyday life.

Through the use of metaphor, this series concerns itself with the relationship of our delicately balanced Earth to our own cycles of life and mortality: these ideas are conveyed through portraying the complex beauty of nature while expressing its continual renewal.

The Apache Plume, this rugged desert plant depicted here going to seed, can thrive even under extreme hardships. It symbolizes to me revitalization, growth, potential, hope, endless possibilities and a beauty to be cherished.

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016

 

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Title: Apache Plume series
Medium: Digital Photography
Size: 12×16 inch
Date: 2016