2nd Place - Merit of Excellence
Portrait with Pheasant, from Parts of the Earth series
Biography: I live in Satellite Beach, Florida with my husband and my four children. In my work, I revisit our relationship with nature. I am attracted to the vulnerability of the human spirit and the spiritual trials we all go through which some of us know we are in and some do not. I am intrigued by the inner battle of complete submission of losing ourselves and our physical trappings to this world and gaining a new life. I am fascinated by the power and beauty of life physically and spiritually. And even when we physically leave this earth our legacy remains.