After a few shell-shocked mornings at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, I looked up from having checked my phone for news updates. The subtle movement across the wall caught my attention. Slowly, methodically, a shadow invited me to focus on the present moment and appreciate what was unfolding in front of me. What resulted was making art in isolation.
A small contour feather no longer than an inch long reveals downy softness in this close-up.
A false Christmas cactus bloom looks like a sweet baby dragon trying out its first fire-breath.
An orchid plant sends up a long-awaited branch of flowers that looks like a bonzai tree.
No larger than an inch long, a baby blue egg shows the crack from the hatchling and a clean break out into the world.
Seed head from a weed with the top seeds already lifted, revealing the masculine dark interior and a feminine, light exterior of wispy stars bursting outwards.
A close-up of an Easter lily's stamens lifting up gracefully. An Easter Lily's stamens close up and abstract with the flower blurred in bokeh as the backdrop.
A weed head in bloom close-up looks like an explosion of wispy stars.
Two fallen leaves in the driveway caught a pattern of drops from the sprinkler, which dried up within the hour.
An orchid bloom opening shields its face from full view.
A catrina sculpture of a dog on a leash out for a walk with a shadow dog and alternating bars of dark and light. This close-up photograp symbolizes the equalizing force of the pandemic: we were all susceptible.
To learn more about how the “Stay at Home Command” photo evolved, see the journal entry by clicking here.