“If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.“

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Wednesday February 25, 2014


If it weren’t for the rocks in its bed, the stream would have no song.~Carl Perkins

Everything in nature, whether we discern it or not, has a purpose. Usually, many purposes. In some Buddhist sects, rock are even considered alive. I won’t get into that argument, however I understand the principle, it is a deep respect for all created things and beings. I feel this respect and try to capture it, as well as I can, in my images. 

The Oregon coast is dotted with interesting rock formations, none more unique that those on the beach in Bandon.

Enjoy,
Tom

“Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.“

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Wednesday

February 12, 2014

 

Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.~William Wordsworth 

To an artist, especially a visual artist, the light is all. The dark can reveal the light, but the light is what we cannot do without, as artists and as living, breathing beings. Many creatures who live in darkness actually create their own light. We humans must also create own own light in the darkness of the soul. It is our most precious possession and can lead us from mediocrity to greatness, in our personal lives, and in our work. To me, my job is to reveal the light of the world. I know others choose to reveal the darkness, but that is not my path. 

Those who travel on the seas cannot do so safely without light either, so we build lighthouses to guide their journey.

Enjoy,
Tom