To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
~William Henry Channing
Monday, February 23, 2009
Through the use of strong composition and subject elimination, I attempt to create images that are pleasing to the eye but also have an element of mystery—to challenge the viewer to look a little closer. - Earl Olsen