Seeing “Golden Pool”.
“Golden Pool” was a pivotal image in what was to become a long journey looking for and creating images based around reflections. Walking along a stream in western Maine I bent down and saw the water sing with gold. It was one of those “aha!” moments where I learned that by moving all around – up, down, and to either side – I could discover amazing reflections being bounced from bright sunlight hitting autumn leaves in the canopy above, then once again being bounced off the stream that itself was moving. Little did I know that several years later I would take this idea of bounced color and light, and bring it into new work based upon the abstraction of shapes and details.