For the last several years the focus of my art has been on creating close-up nature scenes. I have been photographing melting snow forms and capturing floating leaves and water surface reflections in lakes and streams with an underwater camera.
The natural settings that I investigate and photograph for the Low Tide series are the Salish Sea beaches and tide pools during low tide. I search for natural organic forms in the intertidal zone, the belt between the highest and the lowest tidemarks.
I am enchanted by the forms and colors that are revealed when the tide leaves marine algae and sea creatures in pools and on beaches. While I enjoy finding these natural forms, I also see changes and pollution and, therefore, at the same time, I fear what we are doing to our earth.