I had managed only a handful of fairly poor works centered around animals until May of this year, when two galleries that exhibit my work in St. Louis and Columbia opened shows featuring animals. I found myself floundering - I had only one work I considered exhibition quality, and little opportunity to capture new photographs. What followed was an explosion of creative activity as I dove into my portfolio and began reimagining what I had already done. When this exhilarating time ended I had a good dozen works to show. I chose to frame each on a 1 x 1 scale so they could be easily tiled together to create superb collages, and I titled each to reflect a title or an occupation that befitted the creature in each work.
I've mostly continued that pattern, as represented here. This lovely doe wandered into my backyard where the mulberry fruit falls each summer.
All my life I have had to learn to do things differently. To see the world differently.