15 April

“Hope,” Photo For Sale

by Jon Katz

This photo is now for sale for $125 plus $6 shipping  in Maria’s Etsy Shop.

It just radiated hope and promise to me this morning. When I got up, a heavy rainstorm was just ending, and the blue sky and sun  suddenly opened up, there was a  sea of beautiful blue.

I went outside with my camera and attached a fish eye lens.

I saw the sun shining in the bird bath, and the blue of the birdbath reflected in in the sky, all framed by our two beautiful old trees, the white birch and the apple tree, both at least 100 years old. That birdbath has some mojo. I felt as if I were looking at piece of impressionist art, which is, I guess, somewhat true.

There is so much going on, it is, to me, an eye-popper and an engaging and almost playful one.

I’m going to Albany today for a meeting that might well affect the life and future of a gifted young Afghan refugee. I feel it as a huge responsibility, and I want to be an effective advocate for him and get him admitted to this school with some scholarship money. I don’t want to mess things up.  I have a rich history of alienating affluent people in power.

So I’m actually preparing a little speech in my head, something I don’t usually do.

There is a lot of life in this photo, a lot of color, reflections and frames, even a Tin Man. I hope it lifts up the people who buy it the way it lifts me up.

For me, this work asks me to be thoughtful and eloquent and persuasive. It also teaches me to be patient and resilient.  Something good is happening here.  It sort of shimmers about “hope.”

The birdbath really focused on that, somehow, it is such a bright and uplifting image.

The photo is for sale for $125 unframed and signed, 8.5″ by 12.5″, a fine art print from the Image Loft in Manchester, Vt. Printed on Hahnemuhle Photo Rag, 100 per cent cotton acid free paper, archival ink.

If you care to buy one and pay by check, please e-mail Maria directly, she is maria@fullmoonfiberart.com. $125 plus $6 shipping.

You can view the photo and buy it if you choose, here.

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